As we mentioned earlier, Maine Governor Paul LePage created a bit of a hubbub when he made the following statement about
John Roberts' the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the healthcare reform law:
"This decision has made America less free. We the people have been told there is no choice. You must buy health insurance or pay the new Gestapo – the I.R.S."
After taking a couple days to think about it, Governor LePage must have concluded that this was probably not the best choice of words:
Maine Gov. Paul LePage apologized Monday for referring to the Internal Revenue Service as the "Gestapo" in his weekly radio address over the weekend. "It was not my intent to insult anyone, especially the Jewish Community, or minimize the fact that millions of people were murdered," the Republican governor said in a statement.
Right! It was just meant to be divisive politically charge hyperbole. That's all!