Ethan: One of the most undemocratic events in Maine politics is going to happen soon: the “election” of constitutional officers. Our secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and auditor will be appointed by secret ballot of the Legislature. Isn’t it time we joined almost every other state in the nation that elects one or more […]
During this Thanksgiving time, Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman discuss what they’re most thankful for, including Gov. Paul LePage and Maine GOP Chairman Charlie Webster.
Watch Strimling and Harriman debate Charlie Websters’ statement about voter fraud. Both call him out for the innaprpriate statements, and Strimling asks why aren’t Republican leaders calling for his immediate resignation. They also discuss the races for constitutional officers. Is it time to change the process from back room dealing to popular elections? Click below […]
Watch Strimling & Harriman debate whether LePage’s decision to not set up the ObamaCare exchanges was smart or shortsighted. Additionally, they discuss the new legislative leadership. Is the onus on them or the Governor to get something done this upcoming session? Click below.
Phil: So, now that you are done gloating about the election and your predictions (yes, dear readers, he kicked my butt, and I paid him his dollar on statewide TV), do you expect that your new leaders will be willing to reach across the aisle and work with Gov. Paul LePage? Ethan: My dear friend, […]
Here’s a trivia question. What do 1977 and 2013 have in common? Yes, we will have had Democratic presidents in both years. Yes, Maine will have one independent, two Republicans and two Democrats in our statewide and federal offices in both years (Emery (R), Cohen (R), Hathaway (D), Muskie (D), Longley (I) vs. LePage (R), […]
Phil and Ethan debate the upcoming House leadershi races and whether who wins matters. They also discuss the Governor’s latest comments about public education in Maine. And, finally, they settle a wager as to who made better predictions on Election Day (we expect you can guess).
Ethan: All I can say is, “I feel your pain.” Two years ago when Democrats were put out to pasture by the voters, I didn’t know what had hit me. In the morning we controlled the Blaine House and both branches of the Legislature. That night, none of it. Sound familiar? Phil: Sure does, except […]
Every election we give our readers/viewers/listeners a chance to take us on in regard to predicting the big races of Election Day. We made our full predictions with reasoning this weekend in a column: http://agreetodisagree.bangordailynews.com/2012/11/02/maine-politics/want-to-know-whos-going-to-win-on-tuesday-click-here/. It is now time for you make your predictions. The one closest in all the races gets a statewide shoutout in […]
Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman predict who will win the presidency, Congress, the Maine Legislature and whether same-sex marriage will be legalized.