Texas Lawmakers break own voting rules to vote on voting rules

It’s pure comedy gold as Texas lawmakers from both parties scramble around the legislative chamber to find extra buttons to press, racking up illegal votes from empty desks: all hypocritically defended by a Texas Republican who can’t seem to understand that having a bunch of excuses for breaking the rules does not exactly make her a credible spokesperson “voter integrity.” (and yes, the video is, sadly, out of sync, but still watchable)

My favorite bit is a charmingly flabbergasted fellow named Arnie Weiss, who is interviewed along with his wife while visiting the Capitol and watching the spectacle from the gallery. Less amusing is the fact that the State Reps apparently turn the official chamber cameras elsewhere while they busily break their own rules.

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3 Responses to Texas Lawmakers break own voting rules to vote on voting rules

  1. Bug Girl says:

    We soooo need Molly Ivans back. Sigh.

    Hightower tries, but he just isn’t the same.

  2. dabond says:

    OMFG. This is got to be one of the saddest things i’ve seen in politics. I’m gunna have to say it; TOOLS!!

  3. Gerald Ludwig says:

    now you know how Bush and Chaney both from Texas got on the ballot when the Consituition says that President and Vice-President be from the same state, Texasan’s make their own rules!!!!!

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