USA: Maine Governor Paul LePage: ‘Guys Named D-Money, Smoothie & Shifty Impregnate Young White Girls!’

Maine Governor Says Drug Dealers Are Impregnating White Girls

LePage, talking about Maine’s heroin epidemic, described out-of-state drug dealers as “guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty” and said “half the time they impregnate a young white girl before they leave.”


LePage, who’s white, didn’t describe the races of the drug dealers on Wednesday during a town meeting in Bridgton, and a spokesman said Thursday he wasn’t making a comment about race.
But moderate Republican and LePage critic Lance Dutson, who called attention to the remark, said the governor was playing to people’s racial fears.
“This is one of the most blatantly racist statements he’s ever made,” said Dutson, a former CEO of the conservative Maine Heritage Policy Center who helped create the GOP group Get Right Maine to combat extremism. “One of the things that’s offensive about it is that it’s reminiscent of this fearmongering in American history that people would like to think is long gone.”