How lucrative was that? In Texas, his firm collected $4 million for five years of work fighting against a bigger Dallas-Fort Worth airport. By the way, he lost that battle. In Denver, the legal bill came to $7 million for the same thing. That facility got built, too.
On some issues in the gubernatorial campaign, Cutler can be clear and concise. Take education, for example. He's for public charter schools and linking teachers' pay to students' performance. And he'd stand up to the Maine Education Association and the Maine State Employees Association, public-employee unions that he thinks are tools of the Democrats.
Of course, until recently, Cutler was a Democrat and has contributed substantial sums to his party's candidates.
Hey, is that the theme music to the I.M. Weasel cartoon?
But back to issues. Cutler favors a public power authority to reduce electric costs. He'd get rid of Dirigo Health, but replace it with another government program that would "reward healthy behaviors." Such as turning off Josie and the Pussycats and going outside for some exercise.
He'd also evaluate things. Once he gets done evaluating, he'd separate the Top Cats from the Two Stupid Dogs.
He'd be good at that, he says in a campaign video, because, "What sets me apart from the other candidates is my vision, my experience, and my willingness to make tough decisions."
Cutler thinks he's Magilla Gorilla.
I watched Magilla Gorilla. I know Magilla Gorilla.
He's no Magilla Gorilla.
Although, he does look a lot like Peter Potamus.
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