Friday, December 14, 2012

Indiana Republican Legislative Bloopers

Indianapolis Star columnist Dan Carpenter did a nice piece on the recent stumbles of Indiana Republican legislators that attracted the kind of attention a state doesn't want. Included among his "gems" are Rep. Bob Morris's crusade against the Girl Scouts; making a man who does not believe in evolution chair of the Senate committee on education; and Senator Dennis Cruise's legislative attempts to inject creationism into Indiana science classrooms.

Carpenter notes others, and with Republican supermajorities in both legislative bodies and a more ideological incoming governor, the blooper reel is bound to continue. (Seriously, does our state need the spectacle of a constitutional amendment to forever ban gay marriages?) He concludes, "Regardless of ideology, we deserve better." You can read Carpenter's column here.