It was with a smirk, and a bit of schadenfreude, that we read this email from Mike Hein today:
"Dear YES for Marriage Volunteers and Supporters,It is with
a heavy heart and reluctance that I inform you the YES for
Marriage referendum effort has been canceled. The reasons are as simple as
this: neither enough funds nor enough volunteer support to continue the
effort.I can only ask for your understanding and forgiveness while
we finalize the process of terminating this effort. All outstanding
partially completed petitions can be turned into the League office at 70 Sewall
Street, Augusta, ME 04330 without notarization or verification. Blank petitions
can be destroyed at your location without incurring the expense of returning
them to our office.Thank you for helping the YES for
Marriage effort.Sincerely,Mike Hein, AdministratorChristian
Civic League of Maine"
With Portland's Dyke March scheduled for tomorrow, we don't think the timing could be more perfect.