Kennebunkport — Governor Paul LePage, on a road trip out of state with his family, ignored their request to eat at the Burger King along the turnpike. The governor instead took an exit to find a McDonald’s.
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LePage said he doesn’t like Burger King, believing its fries to be “terrible.” The governor made the decision to find a McDonald’s restaurant against the will of the rest of his family in the car.
“Burger King is all gimmicks,” he said in an statement to the members of his family.
“With McDonald’s we know what we’re getting. They don’t change the menu around all the time,” LePage said. “Plus how in the hell can you make a fry out of chicken?”
The other members of the LePage family promised to fight the governor’s decision.
Wife Ann LePage said the family “shouldn’t let his tantrum distract from the fact we’re all very hungry and don’t want to go 2 miles off the turnpike just so he can get an apple pie and a Big Mac.”
LePage pointed to the last time they stopped at Burger King, claiming it made the car smell terrible for the rest of the trip.
“I don’t know why but McDonald’s doesn’t do that,” he said.
Later in the trip, LePage reportedly took a 32-minute detour to save $0.04 on a gallon of gas.