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By AL DIAMON  |  February 3, 2010

Like Hugo Chávez. Only without the charisma.

Levesque has been critical of Michaud's reluctant support of health-care reform, but a little skimpy on the details of his own plan to confront rising costs. He's said he'd allow people to "cross state lines" to buy insurance, but he'd also restrict their right to sue for malpractice. He'd offer some kind of tax break for something. And he'd urge everybody to eat better by using a NuWave Oven.

"It is time we looked to find real reform that will help the people of Maine," he said, "not reform that helps special interests and panders to party leadership."

Good to know he won't be listening to anyone in authority at the Republican Party.

To date, Levesque has been too much like the infomercials he makes. Lots of over-caffeinated exhortations. Lots of vague claims. Lots of blah blah.

How about some substance?

I'd like to know where Levesque stands on abortion. On reducing federal spending, even if it means Maine highways, defense contractors, schools, and social service programs will get less money. On fishing regulations. On government subsidies for off-shore wind development. On same-sex marriage. On medical marijuana. On corporate donations to congressional candidates. On whether the Food and Drug Administration should be cracking down on male enhancement products.

In short, I'd like to know his position on almost anything other than that he thinks Mike Michaud is doing a lousy job.

Oh, and I'd like to know if he's ever ingested "Horny Goat Weed."

E-mail me now at aldiamon@herniahill.net, and you'll receive two witty replies for the price of one. You pay only separate postage and handling.

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