Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Friend Indeed

A specialty license plate for “Friends Of Coal”??


You’ve got to be kidding me. Even worse: the co-sponsors (both Republicans, naturally--State Sen. Mike Faulk of Kingsport and Rep. Jon Lundberg of Bristol) are both within shouting distance of Kingston, site of the massive coal ash spill of 2008.

Hey, Roane County: looks like they just flipped you guys the bird. That’s some kind of messed up neighbors y’all’ve got.

So in conclusion: the same week we learn House Republican Caucus chair Glen Casada, anticipating last week’s SCOTUS decision, filed a bill to lift corporate campaign spending bans in state races, we have two guys from East Tennessee wanting a “Friends Of Coal” specialty license plate.

Good to know they are looking out for the little guy.