After Controversial Comments LePage Attends MLK Breakfast In Waterville 

Three days after making controversial remarks about the NAACP, Governor paul LePage attended a Martin Luther King day breakfast in his hometown of Waterville this morning.On Friday the Governor was criticized by the NAACP for declining invitations to attend similar breakfasts celebrating the holiday.LePage spoke publicly for the first time about his comments. “Let me just make it very clear,” the Governor said. “Friday I woke up there was an article in the paper. It was not a pleasant article. They never called us, they never talked to me, so they can do what they need to do. I don’t want to talk about it anymore.” Staff at the Muskie Center in Waterville said they found out on Saturday that LePage would be attending. After the event keynote speaker Reverand Effie Mcclain, of the Oakland-Sidney Untied Methodist Church, said she had heard the Governor’s remarks on Friday. “It stung,” she said. “You work through things and you pray that wasn’t his intent.” Mcclain says making amends for those remarks will come from LePage’s actions in the future and it’s time for everyone to move on. “He came home and there’s safety at home and we need to respect the fact that he was coming home and let it go at that and see what he does in the future and quit beating him up over a misspeak.” LePage said the decision to attend the breakfast had nothing to do with the controversy surrounding his comments. As Mayor of Waterville he says he was there just about every year on Martin Luther King Day.The Governor left the breakfast shortly after nine this morning and headed to a funeral in Vassalboro.