Saturday, May 25, 2013
During Friday night's GOP debate, WGME's Gregg Lagerquist asked a series of lightning round questions, some funny, some serious.
Serious: “Is health care a right or a privilege?”
Waterville Mayor Paul LePage, Bill Beardsley, Steve Abbott, Les Otten and Matt Jacobson all said privilege. Bruce Poliquin called it “a false choice” and Sen. Peter Mills said health care is a right.
On the lighter side: “Is a lobster tomalley a delicacy or something that ends up in the trash.”
LePage, Mills and Otten said delicacy.
Beardsley: “I'm allergic to it.”
Abbott: “The green stuff I give to my mother in exchange for a claw.”
Poliquin: “Tastes great with Moxie.”
Jacobson: “In the garbage, sorry.”
And a question about which state program or agency they would eliminate elicited a surprising exchange between Otten and Mills.
Otten said he'd get rid of the Clean Election system. This was interesting because he was standing next to Mills, the only Republican candidate who is using Clean Election money to pay for his campaign.
Mills then said: “I would get rid of people who lend money to their own campaigns,” a shot at Otten, who has spent more than $1 million of his own money.