S.C. Senate Judiciary approves bill making collards the state’s official leafy vegetable.
I asked John whether there were any votes for arugula, but he said not.
Now, before y’all go off on a tirade about how the Legislature spends all its time on such silliness (which is probably the complaint I hear the most often about lawmakers), the truth is that they don’t. Spend all their time on stuff like that. In fact, Judiciary also debate the bill to have the governor and lieutenant governor run on the same ticket, and to have the state superintendent appointed rather than elected. This is all according to John. On account of The State still pays him to hang out over there…
Both ought to pass easily, but of course, this being the SC Senate, what ought to happen has little to do with reality.
BUT… this time, they actually did pass the superintendent bill, 17-2. Which is something.
By the way, you may or may not be gratified to know that Sen. Robert Ford DID speak out about the Senate wasting its time on things that didn’t matter. But he wasn’t talking about the collards; he was talking about the changes to our constitution.
My favorite one of John’s Tweets today:
Twitter can’t do justice to Sen. Ford’s arguments.