June 13, 2007

What's he Smoking? Er.....

Marc Comtois

So, I read the story in today's ProJo about the ongoing budget battle and came across this:

“This isn’t a Democratic budget by any means. This is a Republican budget. Let’s face it,” said Tom Slater, D-Providence, who did not sign the petition and said yesterday he wasn’t aware of it. “I would never have set up a budget like this.”

Then why did he vote for it in the House Finance Committee meeting last week?

“Because it’s a give-and-take process. If you want items, you have to give up items,” he said, declining to be more specific.

And the first thing I wondered was, "What is this guy on..." Then I remembered.

UPDATE: Commenter MRH writes "The medical marijuana crack seems a bit harsh..." and commenter Will adds, "I agree. Slater is just a plain old idiot, not a drug addict." I've responded, but here's more...I admit, the post does approach the line. (That's me, ever the provocateur!) And I did consider whether or not I should post it in the way I did. But then again, what's wrong with a little irreverence every now and then?

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Okay, let me get this straight. A member of the House Finance Committee would never have set up a budget like this even though he sits as a member of the committee that set up a budget like this?

I think Mr. Slater needs to hire a life coach like Patches Kennedy, somebody who can remind him what he actually does each day.

Bugs Bunny said it best, "What a maroon!"

Posted by: John at June 13, 2007 10:25 AM

The medical marijuana crack seems a bit harsh...

Posted by: mrh at June 13, 2007 10:40 AM

I agree. Slater is just a plain old idiot, not a drug addict.

Posted by: Will at June 13, 2007 10:47 AM

Consider it a form of experimentation on my part...how far could our relatively staid blog venture before accused of being harsh. I figured it would be approaching the line.

Posted by: Marc Comtois at June 13, 2007 12:19 PM

Maybe I'm just humorless, but for personal reasons I have trouble taking the denial of palliative care lightly.

Carry on.

Posted by: mrh at June 13, 2007 12:23 PM

MRH, I got ya, but it was intended as a facile swipe anyway, so don't think too deep on it. Besides, I'm sure there are plenty of things that you'd joke about in a similarly facile manner that may offend my sensibilities if I were to take it too seriously. Anyway, 'nuff said.

Posted by: Marc Comtois at June 13, 2007 1:52 PM

Indeed. No harm, no foul.

Posted by: mrh at June 13, 2007 2:37 PM

This is one of the hazards of forfeiting your reading skills in favor of letting the Dem leadership guide your hand as you rubberstamp their work product. Whether spoken in a drug haze or not, this statement makes the representative look remarkably foolish indeed.

Posted by: SusanD at June 13, 2007 4:19 PM
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