Just like home: it seemed many a Maine politician was as certifiably batshit crazy as their Alaskan counterparts. In this specific case, Governor Paul LePage once again demonstrated his awesome propensity for making a complete idiot of himself with regards to better living through chemistry:
“Quite frankly, the science that I’m looking at says there is no [problem],” LePage said. “There hasn’t been any science that identifies that there is a problem.”
LePage then added: “The only thing that I’ve heard is if you take a plastic bottle and put it in the microwave and you heat it up, it gives off a chemical similar to estrogen. So the worst case is some women may have little beards.” - Kevin Miller/Bangor Daily NewsAs it's been pointed out to me, this is the same fool who wants to do away with the Department of Education, which clearly promotes a vested self-interest in perpetuating an equally ignorant class of voters, who no doubt in turn would share as stunning a command of basic science as LePage.
PS: One of the better blogs I've discovered during my residency Down East was Dirigo Blue, along with the presence of Bill In Portland Maine's posting on Daily Kos. They do a great job keeping abreast of shenanigans in that neck of the woods.