Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

West Virginia

I don't know what it is about West Virginia's elected representatives. Can they seriously not come up with anything better than Klansman Robert Byrd and a state legislature that doesn't read it's own bills?

"Two days after the end of the legislative session, state lawmakers are discovering something few were aware of: They voted to make English the official language of West Virginia."

See, now this is a problem. Not the English-language-only provision itself, although I'm not sure it's such a hot idea, but the fact that West Virginian lawmakers don't, you know, read the laws they are making. Although I guess if the text of the proposed bill were written in Serbo-Croatian, and those who signed it could only read English, that would add a deliciously ironic twist to the story...