The Maine Campus
Governor Paul LePage has been known as a politician who ‘tells it how it is.’ He’s based his campaigns on throwing political correctness out of the window and catering to the voters who agree that our country has gone too soft. But being less politically correct does not give you the right to be sexist. At a town hall meeting on Wednesday, LePage was asked a question about a citizen initiative to increase clean elections by limiting public financing in the state of Maine. LePage’s response was, "That's like giving my wife my checkbook. I’m telling you, it’s giving your wife your checkbook.”
Bailey, Brooke, "Governor's remarks evoke concerns of sexism" (2015). Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. 566.
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