Tuesday, July 10, 2007

What It Takes to be Seen as Civil

In my last post I highlighted the sort of comment that CDT Editor Bob Heisse won't publish on his blog. Now let's take a look at the sort of comment that he will publish. First the post.

"State shuts down," today's headline screams, and you know the people who will feel this?

The one-third of state workers who are off the payroll, for sure. They're called the "non-essentials."

Then the taxpayers -- perhaps you -- who need a driver's license or
another state service or might want to visit a state museum or park.

Yes, these are the people who will feel it.

You won't feel it, as I noted in today's midday report, if you want to buy booze or lottery tickets or play the slots at one of the state's new casinos.

Nope, they'll operate as usual.

Something's wrong with that picture, just like something's wrong at the state Capitol. Something is very wrong.

And now the comment

I agree, Bob. Doesn't make sense, does it?

The state has spoken: Luck and liquor trumps transportation.
Sounds like they may be creating an innovative defense for a DUI arrest.

'Nough said.

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