Maine Gov. Paul LePage doubled down today on his comments comparing the IRS to the Gestapo, saying the agency is "headed" in the path of the Nazi secret police.http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/07/paul-lepage-gestapo-irs-maine-governor/1
LePage, a Republican elected in 2010, first compared the Internal Revenue Service to the Gestapo in his radio address last week about the Supreme Court's health care ruling. He issued a statement Monday that he didn't intend to insult anyone or minimize the deaths of Jews during the Holocaust.
In his attempt to clarify his remarks today at a campaign event in Vermont, Le Page didn't exactly retract what he said.
"What I am trying to say is the Holocaust was a horrific crime against humanity, and, frankly, I would never want to see that repeated. Maybe the IRS is not quite as bad -- yet," Le Page said.
"They're headed in that direction," the governor added, according to a story in the Portland Press Herald.
Wasn't there some rule any type you pull out the Hitler / nazis card you lose the argument every time?