Maine Gov. Says Bring Back the Guillotine

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Old guillotine used for executions

Old guillotine used for executions

Maine’s governor says his state is too easy on drug crimes and suggests bringing back the guillotine for serious offenders.

“What I think we ought to do is bring the guillotine back,” Gov. Paul LePage told WVOM. “We could have public executions and have, you know, we could even have (guessing) which hole it falls in.”

The Republican, known for his controversial statements, is also in favor of giving drug dealers “an injection of the stuff they sell.”

And that’s not all — back to the guillotine. The governor suggested the executions be public.

“I like French history,” he said, joking that the idea was part of his French ancestry.

The French must be so proud.

This is only the latest controversial comment from LePage. He’s the same guy who, earlier this month, said of drug dealers, “These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty. They come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave.”

Incidentally, Connecticut and New York must be so proud.

He later apologized for saying “white” instead of “Maine,” which is what he said he meant.