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Tea Partying Maine Gov-Elect Scrambles To Explain His Constitution Goof

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Demeritt added that LePage was also referring to a recently-introduced (and super long shot) measure that seeks to amend the Constitution so that 35 states could get together and scrap federal laws.

LePage -- for the uninitiated -- is the Tea Partier who during his campaign made TPM's "short fuse" list of politicians most likely to cross the line and actually knock someone out.

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