Tongues are wagging over some comments Maine GOP Gov. Paul LePage made at a townhall meeting last night:

Here’s what LePage’s communications director had to say about that:

Peter Steele, the governor’s communication director, said in a written statement Thursday night that LePage’s remarks were not about race, but about the emotional toll drugs have on children.

“The governor is not making comments about race. Race is irrelevant,” Steele said. “What is relevant is the cost to state taxpayers for welfare and the emotional costs for these kids who are born as a result of involvement with drug traffickers. His heart goes out to these kids because he had a difficult childhood, too. We need to stop the drug traffickers from coming into our state.”

Let’s just say we don’t envy Peter Steele right now. He’s definitely got his work cut out for him.

Guess we’d better stay tuned to see how this pans out.