But anyway, below you'll find a rush transcript from the WVOM interview, which picks up right after a question about harsher penalties for those who bring drugs into the state. You might remember LePage, by the way, from his recent turn using some racially loaded language to describe the state's heroin problems.
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LEPAGE: "George, [State Sen. Scott Cyrway] doesn't go far enough. I think the death penalty should be appropriate for people that kill Mainers."
RADIO MAN: You may have some trouble getting it through, but yeah I underst—
LEPAGE: No, I'm all in. I'm all in. In fact, he said they were going to increase it to four years minimum. I asked them to go to 20 years. I think these people — these people, there's nothing good enough for these people. I think four years is not good enough. We got to go to 20 years. We've got to keep 'em here until they die.
RADIO MAN: [silence/giggling] Let's —
LEPAGE: Actually, if you want my honest opinion, we should give them an injection of the stuff they sell.
LEPAGE: I am just appalled at people getting angry at me, for saying, making a comment one day, they protect, protect these people. And the ACLU, mind you, is the worst organization in the state of Maine protecting these people.
RADIO MAN: Maine Governor Paul LePage, ahead of the event in Bangor this evening, I guess he'll be at Husson University, and it starts at 8 o'clock, and you'll be answering the questions. We're asking people if they're going to be tuning in. Um, governor, thank you for your time this morning an—
LEPAGE: You know Ric, what I think we ought to do is bring the guillotine back.
RADIO MAN: Guillotine, eh?
OTHER RADIO MAN (I GUESS?): The Guillotine.
LEPAGE: We could have public executions and have, you know, we could even have, uh, which hole it falls in.