- Posted on March 28, 2011 at 6:17pm by Emily Esfahani Smith
After Maine Governor Paul LePage (R) said that a mural adorning the walls of the Department of Labor was biased against businesses and ordered it to be removed, Maine’s Department of Labor quietly took down mural from its walls this past weekend. The mural was initially put up in 2008. Last week, the unions decried the governor’s “mean-spirited” removal of the murals, as The Blaze reported.
“The mural has been removed and is in storage awaiting relocation to a more appropriate venue,” Gov. Paul LePage’s Press Secretary Adrienne Bennett told The Huffington Post. “Workers and employers need to work together to create opportunity for Maine’s 50,000 unemployed. We understand that not everyone agrees with this decision, but the Maine Department of Labor has to be focused on the job at hand.”
The Sun Journal reports, that “Labor Department employees seemed surprised to see [the] mural replaced by bare walls and spackling. Several popped into the waiting area as news about the sudden removal spread.”
AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage has ordered the removal of a 36-foot mural depicting Maine’s labor history from the lobby of the Department of Labor.
Worker advocates described the move as a “mean-spirited” provocation amid the administration’s high-tension standoffwith unions.
Acting labor chief Laura Boyett emailed staff Tuesday about the mural’s pending removal, as well as another administration directive to rename several department conference rooms that carry the names of pro-labor icons such as Cesar Chavez.
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4:14PM Reporters reportedly chuckled when they were told that the White House wouldn’t make war decisions based on “consistency or precedent.”
Me, I started drinking.
Actually, that’s not true — I waited nearly minutes after taking of Number One Son’s carpool.
4:18PM Shep Smith on Fox just finished savaging the Administration. That’s like having your Border Collie turn on you. This isn’t going to be pretty.
4:21PM “I’m not afraid of planes!” Gaddafi is shouting from the rooftops. Good thing, too — since he’ll probably need to board one for Monaco if he wants to live.
4:24PM Still on Fox. Reagan — what a cowboy. Talking to Congress before launching a war against a tiny country where we have no vital interests. Such nerve.
4:25PM Just switched to CNN. John King is a welcome relief from all that bombast on Fox. And also from charisma.
4:29PM David Gergen is telling us we’re going to be involved for a long time no matter what happens.
Thanks goodness we’re having this debate now, more than a week after initiating hostilities.
4:32PM I’m confused, and it isn’t just the very large vodka-rocks I’m enjoying seconds of.
It’s a major address, but it’s not in prime-time for most of the nation. It’s a war, but the President isn’t addressing Congress. It looks like a press conference, where Obama might announce a worthwhile American initiative. What’s the context here?
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