The PPH has picked up on LePage public-relations guru Dan Demeritt being slightly less effective at business than, say, anyone with fewer than five foreclosures pending.
Mr. Demeritt earns over $80,000 in state salary for his public relations smarts.
But have you noticed something? He isn’t doing a whole lot of public relations! Adrienne Bennett has supplanted Demeritt as the person always quoted in news articles on LePage’s behalf.
What is her pay? I hope it’s at least half of Demeritt’s.
And if she has a significant other, I hope he landed a plum “executive assistant” job, too, like Demeritt’s wife enjoys, which brings the Demeritt family income above $130,000.
Because I haven’t seen Demeritt do anything worthy of his salary, but Ms. Bennett seems to not suck so bad.
This is absurd theatre. Demeritt has $130,000 in household income and he can’t run a pizza shop. LePage was on vacation because he has “nothing to do.” LePage can’t find department heads because the taxpayer-funded $117,000 salaries are “not a lot.”
Out. Of. Touch.
Maine: Open for business? Or Maine: Open for surreal, live-action political theatre of the absurd? I vote for the second.