Brewer Quoted in Portland Press Herald Article

Mark Brewer, political scientist at UMaine, was quoted in an article that appeared in the Portland Press Herald, commenting on Gov. LePage’s analogy comparing Maine’s tax revenue, to a stool with three legs — Income tax, sales tax and property tax. Brewer said that it’s common for politicians to use phrases repeatedly, referring to it as message reinforcement. “This one does seem inherently flawed. It’s a bit of a head-scratcher,” Brewer said of the analogy. “But Governor LePage is widely recognized for his colorful and inventive use of language.”