Indecision favorite Paul "Butt-Kissin' " LePage is up to his usual verbal hijinks again.
This time, Maine's irrepressible scamp of a governor unleashed his matchless wit in an effort to pooh-pooh some scientists' claims that the chemical bisphenol A could lead to hormone disruptions and long-term health problems in humans. Take it away, Prattlin' Paul…
"Quite frankly, the science that I'm looking at says there is no [problem]," LePage said. "There hasn't been any science that identifies that there is a problem."
LePage then added: "The only thing that I’ve heard is if you take a plastic bottle and put it in the microwave and you heat it up, it gives off a chemical similar to estrogen. So the worst case is some women may have little beards."
Unsurprisingly, his reaction pissed off scientists and environmental activists alike. Eight states and the European Union have already restricted the use of the chemical in consumer products. Late last year, even Maine's own Board of Environmental Protection recommended banning BPA-laced products beginning in 2012.
But in Paul LePage's whimsical world of fun and tomfoolery, these other entities are just lame-os who don't know how awesome baby food tastes when saturated with toxic chemicals. LePage 1, Science -1000000000.
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