There’s a new resident of the Blaine House from Louisiana and, no, it isn’t former Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal.
The LePage family has adopted a new Jack Russell terrier in the wake of the death of the former first dog, Baxter. Baxter, also a Jack Russell, died in March at age 12.
According to Peter Steele, LePage’s communications director, the new dog is named Veto and was a 2-year-old stray in New Orleans before the LePages adopted him through the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society.
Steele never strays far from his messaging:
“The governor named him Veto because he is the mascot of good public policy, defender of the Maine people and protector of hard-working taxpayers from bad legislation,” wrote Steele in an email to the Bangor Daily News. “We expect he will have a more prominent role in the administration than Baxter, perhaps even delivering vetoes to the second floor.”
That’ll take some training, but repetition will help.