What’s he Smoking? Er…..
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?