Can this marriage be saved?

By AL DIAMON  |  November 7, 2013

There’s no question that both Cutler and Michaud would do a better job of handling the politics of governing. They wouldn’t arbitrarily alienate members of legislative leadership by suggesting those esteemed officials preferred their sex rough. They wouldn’t habitually make outrageous and/or erroneous statements and afterwards claim they were only joking. They’d know better than to take vacations during legislative sessions. But are mere displays of an adeptness for public relations sufficient to convince me to choose one of these weasels over the incumbent pig?

If I want to stay married, they are.

LePage may have been right about many of the issues confronting Maine, but he’s done a lousy job of actually governing. Which, as the name implies, is sort of a governor’s principal responsibility. Cutler and Michaud may be correct in asserting that they’d be better at managing the state’s affairs, but their carefully rehearsed vagueness about how they’d make the tough calls causes me to wonder if they’d make them at all.

We don’t need four more years of bumbling in the Blaine House, but we also don’t need somebody who pretends everything will magically work itself out. Which was the platform of both Cutler and Democrat Libby Mitchell in 2010.

Even so, my wife voted for Mitchell.

Maybe I should have threatened to leave her.

Advice on maintaining marital bliss can be emailed to aldiamon@herniahill.net.

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