But Newcomb was livid. "That idiot is just an absolute idiot," he said in the hallway behind the chamber. "He doesn't have one ounce of empathy in his whole fricking body. And you can put that in the paper." (emphasis Alan's)Finally, something I can agree with.
Apparently Speaker Newcomb will try again to craft a deal that will allow recharge of the aquifer. Now that the legislature is adjourned over the weekend, thanks to Bill Sali pissing everybody off, the lawmakers have time to cut some deals. (See Aquifer Recharge post for more discussion).