State House Notebook: King calls Republican governors the Three Stooges

March 14th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

Posted: March 14
Updated: Today at 1:33 AM

State House Notebook: King calls Republican governors the ‘Three Stooges’

From staff reports

Maine horror novelist Stephen King, who owns property in Maine and Florida, took aim at the Republican governors of both states during a speech at a rally in support of education, unions and veterans in Sarasota, Fla., last week.

King, an outspoken Democrat, called Maine Gov. Paul LePage a “stone brain.” He also compared LePage, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker to the Three Stooges.

“So, you’ve got LePage in Maine, Walker in Wisconsin, you’ve got Scott in Florida. Larry, Curly and Moe. That’s what we’ve got here,” he said, according to a video of the event posted on YouTube.

The multimillionaire also questioned why he isn’t asked to pay more in federal taxes.

“As a rich person, I pay 28 percent tax. What I want to ask you is, why am I not paying 50 percent? Why is anybody in my bracket not paying 50?” he asked. “Well, you know what? The Republicans will tell you — from John Boehner to Mitch McConnell to Rick Scott — that we can’t do that. Because if we tax guys like me, there won’t be any jobs. It’s bull. It’s plain, old bull.”

King said he and his wife,

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