Maine Gov. Calls for Return of Guillotine

Because Maine wasn’t spooky enough with Stephen King lurking around!

Paul LePage, governor of Maine, has made the news again!  What happened?  Did he get attacked by a swarm of lobsters?  Nope!  Did he put a ban on building lighthouses?  No!  Did (insert Maine stereotype here)?  Wrong again!  Gov. LePage wants to bring back the guillotine and public executions!

What could prompt him to want to bring back an old and gruesome form of execution like the guillotine?  Well, it has something to do with LePage’s arch-nemesis, D-Money.

Politico reports:  In a radio interview Tuesday on WVOM, LePage said legislative proposals to increase prison sentences for drug traffickers do not do enough.
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“I think the death penalty should be appropriate for people who kill Mainers,” LePage said. “We should give them an injection of the stuff they sell.”
He said he was “appalled” at critics, such as the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, who are angry over his comments, saying they are protecting drug traffickers.
“What we ought to do is bring the guillotine back,” he said, interrupting the hosts. “We could have public executions and we could even have which hole it falls in.”

Not only is he wanting to bring the guillotine back, he’s wanting to invent a new sport out of it!

“Step right up, folks, place your bets!  Madame Guillotine is ready for action!  As you can see, we have several holes places strategically around the court, and we have an unlucky teenager caught with weed in his pocket!  If the head falls in your selected hole, you win!  And, if it falls in the gold hole in the center, everybody gets their money back double!  Come on and play!”

With the guillotine at his back, LePage won’t rest until D-Money is captured and gets a hole-in-one!