Just an absolutely amazing story in the Havre Daily News today, in which local legislators complain about unfair media attention regarding their “work” in the session thus far. Representative Hansen offered this heartfelt complaint:
Rep. Kris Hansen said the media has been focusing on issues that are controversial, while ignoring other issues the Legislature is dealing with.
“From headlines and in-depth articles, you probably think we’re doing nothing but crazy, ” she said.
You might imagine where my criticism is headed here: to remind you just how crazy the proposals from the Havre contingent have been during the session. After all, these are the people who wanted to create a local militia, mandate ultrasounds before abortions, and invalidate local anti-discrimination initiatives.
But no, that’s not it. You need to keep reading what Representative Hansen had to say. What did Representative Hansen offer as an example of critical job creating legislation? Not requiring landlords to include carbon monoxide detectors in their units.
Finally, Representative Hansen talked about the response she has received during the session–thousands of critical e-mails for every 3-4 positive ones. Frankly, that’s hard to believe. Who possibly could be praising her work?
Representative Warburton, worried that she might not get as much as attention as her colleague in delusion, eloquently opined that Republicans are more focused on employment:
“Everyone knows the Republicans are really about jobs, but they’re sure trying to look like Republicans this session, ” she said. “Or if they have this ridiculous bill, they’ll stand up and try to convince us how this is a jobs bill, you’ve got to vote for this crap. It’s entertaining sometimes. ”
Yeah, it’s certainly the media that’s making the Republicans look bad, isn’t it?