FRIDAY FOLLIES: Maine again. Gospel Teens, Homeless Artists, and all that's Rich
Oh, man! Maine's rookie Tea Party governor, Paul LePage can't get a break. He's still getting all kinds of flack for taking down those nonessential murals showing nothing but the damned hoi polloi, but on top of that, he got word that 63% of the mural was paid for by a Federal grant and the Feds aren't looking kindly on his hotshot actions. Seems he broke an essential clause in the contract that clearly stated he was supposed to notify people and give them a good reason for pulling those murals from those walls, and then those essential people would have to agree. So if the Feds demand their money back at current market value, which would be higher now with all the attention, it's the taxpayers who would have to foot the bill.
But once again, Big Business demands the action and the taxpayers get stuck. Life just keeps imitating life.