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Together at Last - PR's Dennis Bailey and uber-Christian Michael Heath

You might not have believed it, and we didn't either when a friend pointed out an essay by Dennis Bailey on the Christian Civic League of Maine's Web site. We know politics makes strange bedfellows. But really? Dennis Bailey - Democratic political consultant, PR guy for Angus King when he was gov, speechwriter for Governor John Baldacci, general liberal guy with a good head for politics - and right-wing nut job Michael Heath, Maine's ultimate anti-tolerance guru?

Bailey, of course, has been objecting to gambling ever since he was hired to do so by CasinosNo (which also has a copy of Bailey's essay online) back when there was a proposal for a casino in Sanford. And Heath and his crew, as we have reported here before, have turned away from preaching fear about gays and have turned to opposing gambling. But this is the first time the two groups have allied themselves so closely, and so obviously.

Dennis Bailey's a backer of lefty Ethan Strimling in his budding bid for Congress. Heath issues press releases about what he believes are deviant sexual practices.

Does this mean Strimling, or Baldacci, or King now agrees with Mike Heath? Even Chandler Woodcock, who agrees with a lot of Heath's statements, knew that his bid for governor would be doomed if Heath got too close to the campaign. Sure, he lost anyway, but it didn't help that a lot of people pointed out how conservative Woodcock is, and how close his perspectives were to Heath's.

We'll be watching. You should too.
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