In his speech he made rhetorical gestures toward working with everyone, but this inaugural was for his people and expressed their values. And even if he wanted to bring us together, it would be hard for him to accomplish. The 62 percent of Maine citizens who voted for another candidate are especially unlikely to give him "due obedience" after the bloodbath in Arizona, which appears in part to have been inspired by the Tea Party obsession: hatred of the government. But LePage doesn't have to make peace. The Republican Legislature can ram through anything it wants. He'll sign it.

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