Friday, March 14, 2008

Sen. Doug Jackson: Difference Maker

Just when I thought we'd redeemed ourselves from the infamous “road kill” bill, Tennessee is once again a national laughingstock, thanks to State Sen. Doug Jackson's hairbrained harebrained idea to allow concealed handguns in bars. Jackson was lampooned on "The Colbert Report" last night; the only question I have is why the Report failed to identify Jackson as a Democrat.

Watch the video here:

Jackson doesn't get a complete wag of the finger from me, since he's done some sensible things during his time in the state legislature. But I agree with Nashville Palace owner Steve Smith when he says alcohol, firearms and rednecks don't mix too well inside bars.