Celebrity gossip

By AL DIAMON  |  October 27, 2010

Scontras admits he's opposed to government funding of abortions for low-income women, but says that's not because he's ideologically rigid. "If elected," he said, "I'll personally perform that procedure for free on anybody who asks."

In the 2nd District, Republican challenger Jason Levesque releases a 30-minute infomercial titled "Democratic Congressman Mike Michaud: The al Qaeda Years."

Michaud responds by asking Pingree to use Sussman's jet to strafe Levesque's campaign headquarters. Pingree agrees, but only after consulting with the House ethics committee and finding that strafing doesn't violate any rules.

Levesque releases an infomercial claiming Michaud uses Botox to remove his wrinkles and "dangerous chemical hair-whiteners" in an effort to look more distinguished.

Michaud releases documents showing Levesque's marketing company makes infomercials for both Botox and something called "Dangerous, Chemical Hair-Whitener for that Distinguished Political Look."

Libby Mitchell is caught on tape buying both products.

LePage bids his entire campaign treasury and wins the auction to punch out A.J. Higgins.

Cutler announces he will sue any newspaper or Web site that fails to endorse him. He also files a complaint with the state ethics commission about certain TV spots that "make me look stupid." His complaint is dismissed after it's discovered the ads were produced by Cutler's campaign.

On Sussman's jet, Pingree hosts what's described in Federal Aviation Administration documents as a "tea party." A unanimous House ethics committee recommends she be expelled from Congress.

I've taken my cheap shots. Now, it's your turn. E-mail me ataldiamon@herniahill.net.

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