The great American novelist Stephen King has been given a bunch of free press because Governor Paul LePage thought he had left Maine to escape taxes. LePage wants to change the tax structure in Maine and argues that his changes will attract more people to the state. But using Stephen King as an example of tax migration was a big mistake—not just a factual mistake but a public relations disaster.
According to the Portland Press Herald, King wants LePage to “man up and apologize.”
King is right. LePage should apologize if he made false statements (and it seems that he did so). Every moment he delays just hurts his message more.
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