Thursday, April 29, 2010

Quote of the day: "Nonsense," "Nutty," "Whackadoodlrey," "Then the people have to think about it"

Pierce on Arizona desperately trying to turn itself into Little Casablanca:
Consider what has to happen for this nonsense to become law. Someone has to be nutty enough to propose it. Then, there have to be committee hearings. Then, there has to be a committee vote. Then, there has to be debate in both houses of the state legislature — except in Nebraska, which has a unicameral state legislature and, thus, 50 percent less whackadoodlery than the other 49 states. Then people have to think about it and vote for it.

You'll never think of the Brandeisian phrase "laboratories of democracy" the same way again.

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