Let’s pepper (and humor) the gubernatorial candidates with outdoor questions

It’s time to inject some humor into the ugly discouraging race for governor. If the candidates keep up all this negativity, we won’t like any of them by the time election day gets here.

I’m working on a candidate survey featuring questions that will be humorous, as well as enlightening. I want ot learn more about Paul, Mike, and Eliot, using humor.

You can read more about this in my weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel. Read that here.

One of the questions, for example, will be: Which of the following is the best bet to boost the economy? Choices: More Walmarts – Focus on recruiting huge new businesses – get rid of unions – sell all our pulp to China so we can have cheaper toilet paper – increase the minimum wage – other (your best bet).

What I’m looking to you for are questions about hunting, fishing, wildlife, and other outdoor issues. Email them to me at georgesmithmaine@gmail.com, soon. I’d like to complete the survey and get it to the candidates by the end of June.


George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website, georgesmithmaine.com, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.