Republican Governor Paul LePage revealed his prejudicial racial leanings on Wednesday during a town hall meeting when discussing the drug trafficking issues in the state.

LePage was in tenuous territory when he said that traffickers are “guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty,” because white guys can call themselves “smoothie,” right? He even got a few chuckles from his audience.

But then LePage got too bold and threw down another issue that old “Smoothie” is apparently guilty of:

“Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue we have to deal with down the road.”

Ahh. So you’re not worried about Shifty knocking up a young black or latina girl, Governor, but can’t have those (now obviously) black caricatures poisoning your well of white women, right?


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at