Hoo boy. Can it get weirder? Oh most certainly.
I love this excerpt about House Maj. Leader Brad Dee:
He had a “heavy heart” about the House’s action, but the message he had heard from his constituents was clear, “that they would like input on what we may or may not do with open government.”
Brad’s normal camaign slogan is something to the effect that he’s down there keep an eye on politicians for us. It’s clear from his behavior during this whole episode that he doesn’t realize he is one of those we think need an eye kept on.
Not that he cares. Not that any of them care.
All the deliberations on Friday’s special session on open government and whether the Legislature should allow any of it took place in closed caucuses. The real debate, deal making, arguements and pressure tactics all took place out of view of that pesky public. The final votes on the floor are all for show, a Potemkin village of open government.
And then those guys will go home tonight and grouse that “people just don’t seem to trust us!” and profess to not have a clue why.