What is As Maine Goes?
AsMaineGoes (“AMG”) is a message board used by a very, very conservative group of Mainers. Do you like Sarah Palin a little bit? Not good enough. Do you think she is like Ronald Reagan mixed with Jesus and a dash of General MacArthur? Climb aboard. The more dogmatic and knee-jerk you can be, the better.
Why make fun of it?
Because they’re asking for it. Seriously, I’ve been reading through their posts for years and have always found it amazingly fun. And because the ability to post is strictly controlled, it is like a psychological experiment in the power of an echo chamber. Even if I could post there directly, it would be useless because you can’t explain to an idiot that they are an idiot; you can’t explain to the paranoid that they are paranoid. So I decided to just blog about it here.
I don’t think this is funny.
I understand and note your concern, but don’t care.