Monday, September 11, 2006

Do voters really want to re-elect "Angry Beavers"?


While surfing news archives the other day I stumbled across a priceless article that chronicled a pathetic hissy fit just last year by GOP state senator Mae Beavers. It got me thinking - can I still get by with labeling her "Angry Beavers"? Is there a statute of limitations after a few months on spotlighting the absurd behavior of an elected official?
Beavers is running for her political life this November against a strong, well-financed and definitely "on message" and "on point" Democratic opponent Bob Rochelle. In the event the people of the 17th senatorial district (Wilson, Sumner, Clay, Smith, Dekalb, Cannon counties) have forgotten (or more likely tried like hell to get the image of "Angry Beavers" out of their proverbial minds), I offer up this just last year archival morsel to remind them once again of the character embedded in the very soul of their GOP candidate choice.
Back in early 2005 Beavers threatened to quit the state senate just before the start of a legislative session because - I am not making this up folks, really...no...really I'm not - she did not get the plum committee assignments she expected and because she did not get a bigger senate office.
While I do adhere to the "size does matter" philosophy for most things in life, size of one senate office shouldn't matter to those we elect to serve our interests in the General Assembly.
In defense of her "hissy-ness" and threats to abandon her constituents in the middle of her senatorial term, "Angry Beavers" was quoted in the Lebanon Democrat (1/18/05) as saying that her seniority earned her the privileges she believed she deserved.
Fast forward to 2006 - just a few weeks before voters in the 17th senatorial district go back to vote again on who would best serve their interests in the General Assembly.
Seems to me the question is clear - does an elected official who threatened to abandon their post and turn her back on her constituents in the middle of her senate term days before the start of an important legislative session just because she believed her seniority in the legislature meant she should have a bigger office and plum assignments deserve their support?
Seems to me "Angry Beavers" thinking then - and I assume her thinking today - re-defines the term "cut and run."

4 Comments:

Blogger Litz said...

But ... but ... but .... she's aganst the income tax!!!!



/snort

1:39 PM  
Blogger imissbill said...

I'm sure I'll be seeing that beaver in a nightmare soon.....thank a LOT Mike. Truly disturbing.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Milton said...

I'm shocked that someone with the intellectual and emotional weight of Beavers would behave in such a manner . . . shocked!

Well, good thing she's against an income tax and . . . well . . . and she's against the income tax.

7:32 AM  
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