Thursday, October 7, 2010

Scott Thomas, Senate District 10: A new beginning for Maine

This is a shopworn old line, but we’re going to use it anyway:  there has not been an election in recent memory that is more consequential than this one.

In this election, we get to decide whether the policies and regulations of the entrenched majority for the past 35 years are still worthy of our support, in the belief that more of the same will somehow lift us out of the hole these very policies and regulations have dug us into.

Or that instead, the time has come to cast aside the destructive, Government-centric view of the Democrat ruling class that got us where we are today - at the brink of our economic and demographic demise.

Scott Thomas is a poised, accomplished, and hard-working business owner in Freeport, and is running for the State Senate in District 10.  He’s challenging incumbent Stan Gerzofsky, who in seeking his 11th and 12th consecutive years in the Legislature, aspires to the career politician stature of John Martin and Libby Mitchell.

Scott is eminently qualified for this Senate seat, as demonstrated in a recent candidate debate sponsored by the Midcoast Chamber of Commerce.  This video clip from that debate, addressing the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station, is a great example of Scott’s readiness to hold office, and lead the state to a new era of prosperity.


In the clip, Stan makes claims about businesses that “have signed on the dotted line.”  We could not find any confirmation of these claims, but are trying to verify them through the MRRA.  They have a habit of declining to provide information, but we’ll keep you informed as to what results from our request.

You’ll note as well that Stan asserts that hundreds of jobs will come into existence on the base in 2010 as a result of his involvement.  We’d like to believe this, but there’s only a bit more than 2 months left in 2010, and the base doesn’t formally close until mid-2011.

Perhaps such pesky little details don’t matter when you’re a grand high pooh-bah running for re-election, and you don’t concern yourself about anyone following up on your public statements.

Unless you consider Other Side to have an interest, that is.  And let us say, for the record, that we do have an interest, on our reader’s behalf.  We will follow up until we get to the root of such statements, or find the brick wall precluding us from doing so, in which case we will tell you about that.

Senator Gerzofsky, as you all know, has a distinguished resume of his own.  As previously posted, he is reported to have owned a chain of Men’s Clothing stores, and claims as well to have owned and operated a furniture manufacturing business for 30 years.

Ever curious, we’ve contacted the Senator to learn more about these achievements.  We’re hopeful he’ll respond to our inquiry, and when he does, we’ll report to you with the details.  Holding one’s breath, however, is not recommended.

As to the men’s clothing store chain, we have the strange feeling that we’ve seen Stan in this domain in past years.  He bears a striking resemblance to a well known men’s haberdasher frequently seen on TV.

Enough distraction.  It’s time to change ‘suits’ in Augusta, if you’ll pardon the pun.  State Government needs a wardrobe makeover, and electing Scott Thomas to the Senate will set the direction for a new style of governance.

Electing Scott will bring a whole new look to Augusta, and one you’re going to like.

I guarantee it.


  1. Good to see our intrepid reporter fully back into the swing of things. I look forward to hearing the answers to the questions you've raised here. Stay vigilant!

  2. Senator Gerzofsky certainly has a way with words. Those "tools" he speaks of are nothing more than a thinly veiled tap on Maine's treasury. Cleverly the State of Maine hijacked control over the process of redevelopment at the Naval Air Station resulting in a bloated bureaucracy {MRRA} at the very outset. The MRRA along with the process laid out by the Legislature guarantees a process that is not streamlined to attract outstanding business prospects to the former Naval Air Station.

    In sum the Legislature has made certain that doing business at the former Naval Air Station will be even harder than doing business anywhere else in Maine.