One of our excellent commentors included a link to this fine example of political performance art:
HELENA — As promised, Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Wednesday fired up his infamous “veto” branding irons on the front steps of the Capitol and put the brand to seven GOP-backed bills.
In one of the most spectacular pieces of political theater in the Democrat’s six years in office, Schweitzer applied red-hot branding irons to wooden plaques representing bills ranging from elimination of same day voter registration to a bill that would allow new open pit gold and silver mining using cyanide leach process.
“These bills are either frivolous, unconstitutional or in direct contradiction to the expressed will of the people of Montana,” Schweitzer said to a cheering crowd and a throng of reporters and television cameras…
“When I swore to uphold the Constitution I meant it,” Schweitzer said.
I am just small-souled enough to think somebody should introduce this tactic to the
WATB teabaggers patriotic Tea Party militias. The slapstick results might finally demonstrate to the participants why ‘playing with fire’ is not always a win-win proposition.
(Reminder: NIXONLAND discussion group, 7pm EDT this evening.)