Monday, August 30, 2004

Dirigo: Italian? I don't think so

Watching the roll call of states from the Republican Convention on PBS. Peter Cianchette, the former Republican candidate for governor and the chairman of Bush's Maine campaign, said that George Bush embodies the spirt of Maine's motto, Dirigo.

"I lead in Italian."
"Uh, I mean Latin."

Funny little slip. Means nothing. What does mean something, however, is that Maine's two moderate, Republican women senators, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, have no official role in the convention. Cianchette mentioned both women, taking pride in them.

The snub has been noticed. More on this in tomorrow's editorial from the Sun Journal.

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