In his recent op-ed, former Maine Senate President Mike Thibodeau asks, “Where are the boundaries in our political discourse today?” (“Where are the boundaries in American politics?,” column, Jan. 11).

Good question, considering the name-calling and “locker-room talk” by President Donald Trump.

Thibodeau justly condemns the “vulgar description of the president” by U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, but then spends the remaining portion of his piece chastising Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for not being sufficiently forceful in her response to Tlaib.

Really? I don’t recall Thibodeau taking then-Gov. Paul LePage to task for his recorded midnight obscene call.

Partisan hypocrisy.

Jonathan Robbins


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