*Maine’s governor, Paul LePage, just doesn’t give a crap. He is telling critics to “kiss my butt” over his decision not to attend the state NAACP’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations this weekend.

LePage turned down invites to attend a dinner in Portland Sunday night and a breakfast in Orono on Monday because of prior commitments.

The NAACP’s state director said the group felt it was being neglected by the new governor, a Republican elected in November with Tea Party support.

When asked by a reporter Friday to respond, LePage said: “Tell them to kiss my butt.”

On top of that LePage made news last fall on the campaign trail when he told a group of fishermen that if he were elected, “you’re going to be seeing a lot of me on the front page,

saying ‘Governor LePage tells Obama to go to hell.'”