Monday, March 12, 2007

1 Prick, 2 Pricks, 3 Pricks...

Some days it is really easy to narrow down who the assholes are. Today I have picked three: Texas State Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht; Rep. Tony Goolsby, R-Dallas; and Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio.

These guys are assholes for so many reasons, but today we can link them all together. So, here is a little background. When Bush decided to nominate Harriet Miers to be a Supreme Court Justice, her ex-sweetie, Texas State Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht decided to publicly and actively support her nomination. You know, giving about 120 interviews singing her praises. Some people thought that this was a misuse of his office. He was investigated for ethics violation so he hired lawyers. He is now claiming that the State of Texas should foot his legal bill because they found no wrongdoing (it was not a unanimous decision). But don't worry the bill isn't much - just $340,000.00 (and that's after the fee reduction). So now there are identical bills that have been filed in both the House and the Senate by the other two assholes: Rep. Tony Goolsby and Sen. Jeff Wentworth. They think he should get a free ride too. In my opinion, he should have hired cheaper lawyers if he didn't want to shell out the big bucks to keep his hide out of hot water. I wonder how many kids can get CHIP with that money? How many schoolbooks does that buy? So many questions...

2 comments:

mad said...

It's this kinda stuff that used to drive Molly Ivens to major distraction, no?

pineapple said...

Its the kind of thing that should piss everybody off, except nobody is paying attention.