Saturday, February 07, 2009

I don't get politicians

So Hawaii Senator Colleen Hanabusa, who wrote SB 79, which would ban "pit bulls" from Hawaii if it passes, is now quoted in EVERY recent news article saying she doesn't actually agree with the legislation she wrote. No, she wrote up this legislation "at the request of a consistuent."

Which basically leaves me thinking: wtf??

Seriously, if one of her constituents walked into her office and asked her to write up legislation banning Labrador Retrievers... would she do it? (Hey District 21 residents, I dare ya to try it and see what she says.)

I'm calling shenanigans on Senator Hanabusa. You better believe she thought it was a good idea, or she wouldn't have introduced it. But methinks the outcry has her wondering whether she'll survive re-election, so she's publicly backing off.


Rinalia said...

As someone intimately familiar with the legislative process (particularly state level), there is NO legislator who just randomly introduces a bill they don't already feel some connection to or agree with.

I mean, really, if it were that easy, I'd have had my legislator pass a whole bunch of National Mina Day or kicking non-turn-signal users in the shins.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

I would just like to say that I am totally in favor of the immediate passage of Rinalia's Law (kicking non-turn-signal users in the shins).

shirley said...

in new york city, using your turning signal is a death wish - it means, i'm a sucker who thinks the law applies, run me off the street!

also, i senator stupidbusa should totally suck it.

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