Friday, February 01, 2008
The 'Punch' Goes Unpunished
The Montgomery Advertiser is reporting that the Senate Ethics Committee voted to TAKE NO ACTION against Sen. Charles Bishop for punching Sen. Lowell Barron on the last day of the 2007 legislative session.
I find this lack of condemnation repulsive, insulting and embarrassing for the state. What kind of message does that send to companies looking to locate here? What does it say to the kids who have been expelled from regular school and made to attend 'alternative prison school' because of a playground scuffle? What does it say to the citizen's of this state? What does it say to the folks in jail or prison for assault?
It says that those who make the rules get to live by a different set than the ones they make to govern us peasants.
Since it apparently ok, legal, condoned and rewarded (trophy, standing ovation for Bishop) I wonder when all of our elected officials will line up and let the citizen's have a go? If anybody has the right to punch our do-nothing-get-a-big-pay-increase-act-like-WWF-wrestlers-with-a-camera
-rolling-joke-of-a-legislative-body then it is the citizen's of this state.