Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Fast Car Slow Traffic

Needing to shore up his $40,000 spending spree, State Senator Jack ASS...err, Hatch wants Governor Branstad to tell Iowans how many times the state-owned vehicle he travels in has been pulled over or had its license plates run through police databases.

Why stop there?

Let's review vehicle usage under the previous two Governors (Big Lug Nut & The Pickle) and their families to see if there is an ongoing institutional problem.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

I recall the traffic incident involving Culver's SUV in 2010 (Here In My Car), but don't remember Hatch having anything to say then.

Hatch called the alleged violation by the trooper “another chapter of Terry Branstad acting as though the rules that we live by do not apply to him.”

Hatch couldn't be heard when Mari Culver was caught violating the state's smoking ban, he signed, by smoking in a state owned vehicle that was driven by an Iowa State Trooper.

At the time, RekHA Basu wrote -- OK, she broke a law that others are required to follow. I suspect she won't make that mistake again. Culver admitted to the infraction and requested a ticket.

I think what Courtney Maxwell Greene said three years ago applies just as well today --

"The governor wasn't driving. He was a passenger driven by the state trooper. So I don't think the governor owes anyone an apology"


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