Political Radar

Scary monsters

April 24th, 2013

State Senate President Donna Mercado Kim said Wednesday that a leadership subcommittee would look at the Senate's rules and procedures after a petition filed by good-government groups against "gut and replace" and "Frankenstein" bills.

Some political insiders have noted wryly, however, that good-government groups rarely complain about procedural maneuvers when used* to potentially advance legislation supported** by fellow progressives.

Others compare it to the old adage about The Rule of Law:

If the facts are against you, argue the law.

If the law is against you, argue the facts.

If the facts and the law are against you, yell like hell.

*The GMO labeling bill was heard after the Senate suspended its 72-hour notice requirement.

**The civil-unions bill was revived on the last day of session in 2010 after the House suspended the rule that indefinitely postponed action on the bill.

5 Responses to “Scary monsters”

  1. Especially Incognito:

    Parts of the main body is still missing.
    The Brain that does the thinking.

  2. Chicken Grease:

    Hmph. No talk of stopping the vampire who likes sucking green instead of blood.

    Esp' Inc' sure sounds like . . . ah, will say later 🙂 .

  3. Goober:

    "Esp' Inc" sure sounds like... ah, will say later"

    Seems a grease is talking to an empty chair again.

  4. Goober:

    Buk, buk. That is what a grease sounds like.

  5. Doug:

    So, what happened to these petitions? Quietly received and shelved without debate, I reckon.

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