Press Herald Quotes Professor Emeritus Palmer in State Politics Article

Kenneth Palmer, a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Portland Press Herald article about the current combative tone in Maine politics. “Maine is generally less combative and nasty in its discourse,” Palmer said. “But we’re getting some of it. It’s part of a national trend. It’s there and developed in the last decade or so.” Palmer also said the state’s tradition for individualized politics has often trumped ideology and is one of the reasons Maine has elected two independent governors.