The Governor's inflammatory comments about Civil Rights pioneer John Lewis are eerily similar to a skit done on the short-lived HBO series "Mr. Show". 

Maine's embattled Governor Paul LePage found himself in the crosshairs of the nation once again this week when he defended President-elect Donald Trump and took aim at civil rights pioneer John Lewis by proclaiming Lewis "ought to look at history" and see that former Presidents, all of whom were white, actually abolished slavery. He also proclaimed that Lewis would be smart to offer up a "thank you" for those accomplishments.

Naturally, people here in Maine and around the country have been furious over LePage's comments and insensitivity. Television shows, talk radio and of course the internet has been pumping out opinions on his comments faster than the United States can print money. But what if, and this is a big IF, Governor LePage just trolled us all.

According to AVClub.com, flashback to the short-lived (but furiously entertaining) HBO show series Mr. Show starring David Cross and Bob Odenkirk. In season 3 of the show, they open an episode by hoping to read hate mail from viewers but when they don't get any, they decide to switch gears. They transition into a song called "A White Man Set Them Free" which has some serious eerie similarities to LePage's comments. Don't think the similarities were lost on David Cross or Bob Odenkirk either...

THERE'S SOME FOUL LANGUAGE IN THIS CLIP....BE CAREFUL!

So what do you think? Is it possible, that here in his last term as Governor and an ardent Trump supporter, that Paul LePage just decided to channel one his favorite television shows from 20 years ago and piss everyone off? It's possible...