The story writes its own ending. As I watched the story of Missouri State Rep. Cynthia Davis, I kept hearing the Muppet version of Scrooge, who, confronted by a plea for charity for orphans said: “What? Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?”
When I staffed the Senate, we prided ourselves on having people who knew a lot more than any reporter in town or any news organization with all its resources. When I staffed the Utah legislature, the members made sure they knew their stuff before they called for change, generally. Olberman, Stewart and Colbert sometimes appear to have corraled all the smart people outside of the White House. But what in the hell is Davis’s excuse?
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