For some time now, folks like you and I have been saying most politicians are simply not doing what we pay them for!
I found an article over in the archives of Now I Know that proves exactly that! Had to be an embarrassing moment for a whole lot of folks, if you know what I mean!
In 1971, Tom Moore, Jr., then a Texas state representative, introduced a bill which honored a man named Albert de Salvo. The bill, which passed the chamber unanimously, stated in part: “This compassionate gentleman’s dedication and devotion to his work has enabled the weak and the lonely throughout the nation to achieve and maintain a new degree of concern for their future. He has been officially recognized by the state of Massachusetts for his noted activities and unconventional techniques involving population control and applied psychology.”
Albert de Salvo is more commonly known as the Boston Strangler, a serial killer. Moore was hoping to point out that bills are often passed without a true understanding of their meaning, and he removed the bill from consideration after revealing his ruse.
What do you want to bet that they are still doing the very same thing today? Pretty sad, if you ask me!
Better have our coffee in the kitchen again. Still trying to rain on the patio!