As much fun as it is to watch the Governor scrap with the wingers in the legislature, it's getting a bit ridiculous. I heard Otter vetoing legislation on KBSX today. He muttered "This one's the Human Rights Commission." Then, Wham! went the veto stamp. The stamp is amusingly large, and uses red ink. I used to have a similar stamp, but it read "Bulls**t." Wish I still had it.
Anyway, I wish the Democrats would unalign themselves with the wingers, and go along with the Gov. Their "potholes over people" always was trite, and ultimately pointless. Yes education is wonderful, all hail the holy grail, but c'mon. This is politics; it's time to get practical.
We do need money for roads. Republicans hate to invest in infrastructure, and this is a rare chance to do so. So, Democrats, peel off from the obstructionism and join with the Governor's effort to improve our transportation system. Maybe you can cut some deal with him for your support; seems like the time is ripe for it.
Let the Republicans obstruct the Governor by themselves. Oh, and there's the little matter of $30,000 per day. (As someone said, a teacher a day.) It's time to play ball.
Update: As usual, I'm late. Betsy Russell reports that 11 Dems did vote on Tuesday for a 6 cent gas tax hike. Glad to see it.