Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Legislative report card
There is another side of the legislative report card. I think the sisters of St. Joseph would have called it “conduct.” Looking at the character of this session, all the so-called pork spending does not really seem that bad. Most of the projects make life better for ordinary folks, and it is hard to see what the issue is. There is, however, a difficulty with lawmakers who do not see outright stealing in 3000% interest on a small personal loan. Most of us can figure out that animal torture is wrong and a serious offense. Even if gay folks are not the best adoptive and foster parents, the General Assembly has only recently come to the table to help those kids with more caseworkers.
A bit less tender loving care for the special interests would have made the final outcome better. It is, indeed, the little foxes that spoil the vine.
(Broadcast April 3, 2007)