(Photo by Lance Boucher)
(Photo by Lance Boucher)
A photo snapped of a UHaul moving truck parked at the Governor’s Mansion over the weekend generated cries of jubilation on social media from Mainers across the state. The photo was snapped by Lance Boucher, the senior division director of the American Lung Association, a group that has often been at odds with Gov. Paul LePage over public health issues, including Medicaid expansion. 

“Merry Christmas Maine!” tweeted Boucher on Sunday. “Best present ever.....moving trucks at the Governor’s mansion.”

“Greggplant Parm” was one of several Twitter commenters  who expressed their approval. “Can’t they get faster trucks?” he asked. 

The governor says he plans to have all of his stuff moved out by New Year’s Day so that Gov.-elect Janet Mills can move in after she is inaugurated the following day. LePage says he plans to move to Florida to avoid Maine’s income tax, but that he’ll be back to summer in Maine.

While an inaugural party for the new governor will be held on Friday, January 4, it’s unclear how many other parties are planned across Maine to celebrate the momentous occasion. Republican consultant and longtime LePage critic Lance Dutson says he’s considering holding quite a staver. “I’m thinking of having the most insane bbq bacchanalia ever at my house. Details tbd,” Dutson tweeted. “Maybe a pig.”