Saturday, January 07, 2006
The Michigan Chapter of Republicans Against Good Ideas
Oakland County [MI] Commissioner Dave Woodward has an idea: county employees who have been convicted of drunk driving should be prohibited from driving county-owned cars. Mothers Against Drunk Driving thinks this is a great idea. The Deputy Sheriffs Association thinks it's a great idea, too.
The Republican majority on the Oakland County Commission? They're against it.
I have a pretty good idea what answer I'd get if I asked any taxpayer, "Do you want somebody who drives drunk to be driving a vehicle you're paying for?" Supporting the prohibition should be a no-brainer. So why are the Republican commissioners opposing it?
Because Woodward is a Democrat and it's a kneejerk reflex?
Or maybe it has something to do with the rhetorical question one of the deputy sheriffs asked Woodward: "Why is it that all the public figures who've been arrested in this county for drunk driving are Republicans?"
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