Looks like Maine Governor Paul LePage decided to take a day off from hoping heroin addicts die of overdoses and setting up camp deep inside Donald Trump's butt , to do a thing much less terrible than usual -- adopt a shelter dog! Except that, because he is Paul LePage, he even adopted a shelter dog in a jerky way, by breaking the very rules of the shelter itself and basically
The dog would be an upgrade.
No wait a min.....
Yeah, there is that. Stupid move on the shelter's part.
It's the way he does it. Truly, amazingly stupid.
Take it from me, it was plenty satisfying to post. Cathartic, even.
The governor was alerted to the dog by his family.
So. He showed up Tuesday afternoon specifically to get the dog his family wanted. Does anyone believe the shelter wasn't contacted and he wasn't told that dog would be available for adoption to the public on Wed. on a first come first served? They probably even told him there was a woman interested in adopting that dog. Yeah, he knew. And he brought his wife with him to make sure he not only cut in line but would get the dog. Offered? No, it wasn't "offered". The governor said he wanted the dog and bullied them into allowing him to take it before it was available to the public.
Did the shelter even vet this guy like they do regular members of the public? If they had they would have found that Lepage is on the Maine Shelter Association's Blacklist because he dropped several dogs off at the shelters in the last 5 years, which makes you ineligible for adopting an animal from ANY shelter that receives funding from the MSPCA.
No. They were so greedy for a juicy photo op with this privileged swine they gave the governor anything he wanted. Prime example of the entitlements Republicans are always accusing Democrats of pulling. Privileged? Elitists? see Republicans.
Poor Veto will be in a shelter as soon as his moment in the sun is over and his value as a P.R. prop is gone. As "Jasper" he could have had a loving forever home. As "Veto" he'll be dumped yet again and the next time might end up euthanized.
Good move Greater Androscoggin Human Society. You totally blew it. Hope you like all that publicity you were hoping for. You got it.
Puppy Snatcher LePage.
He has a new moniker.
Spread it around.
There is one job that dogs do. They tell cops that they need to search your car...
There's a comment up top that says the governor was on the blacklist for shelters, because he's dropped off dogs before. :(
If you're the governor of Maine you drop off your dogs at the shelter when you're tired of them. As he's done a couple times before.
If the shelter had refused Governor LePage his politipup, they would have been shut down faster than a Mississippi abortion clinic.
Nobody's gonna muzzle them.
Agitpup! (Props to Shteyngart)
Loved his dog so much he poisoned her on the day he committed suicide. Although perhaps understandable, because imagine what the Red Army would have done with Hitler's dog. Sexual violation would probably have only been the beginning.