Title

In a "Politics & Other Mistakes" piece, Al Diamon reports that Portland attorney

Authors

Al Diamon

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

11-23-2000

Pages

5

Abstract

In a "Politics & Other Mistakes" piece, Al Diamon reports that Portland attorney, Anthony Buxton has been called by the Gore campaign to help sort out the legal mess surrounding the 2000 presidential election in Florida. Diamon recalls Buxton's work in "almost overturning the results of [the] 1999 Portland City Council election." Diamon also takes exception to Angus King's "assault on the referendum process" and a related Lewiston Sun Journal piece that inaccurately claimed the Nov. 7 ballot "had six citizen-initiated referendums"instead of the actual three. Reacting to two letter-writers on an earlier column about the lack of viable Democrat candidates, Diamon refutes the two correspondents who point to Chellie Pingree, a former state senator from North Haven, as a viable Democrat. According to Diamon, Ms. Pingree has no name recognition. Finally, Diamon takes a parting shot at long-time "Bangor Daily News" Augusta and Washington correspondent John Day who is retiring after 37 years in Maine journalism. Diamon sums up Day as "a ready conduit for prominent Republicans to get almost anything they wanted into print."

Subjects

Presidents -- US -- Elections, Anthony Buxton, John Day

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