Thursday, May 07, 2009

The John Sydney McCain Memorial Crappie Award

This one was easy...

Early in Tuesday's meeting of the House Appropriations Committee, Republican chairman Rep. John Kavanagh opined (courtesy AZ Capitol Times) (emphasis mine)-
"I guess it's great to be a Democrat in a situation like this," he said. "Democrats, unfortunately, are myopic. They don't see beyond the current year. They don't see 2011."

While he was quick to criticize what her perceived at shortsighted thinking on the part of Democratic members of the lege, he ignored, proudly, his own.

From the Video archive of the meeting (available on this page if the previous link doesn't work - 5/5, House Approps I) at approximately the 2:59 mark, during a discussion of the Reps' scheme to get their paws on municipal development fees illustrate this (emphasis mine) - after a municipality had given a certain amount of their available development fees to the state, "a city or town would be free to use any and all impact fees for their immediate needs."

Umm...yeah, John, whatever.

For decreeing that Democrats should look to the future with their ideas but almost immediately flip-flopping and demonstrating that Republicans are incapable of doing the same, John Kavanagh earns...easily...this edition of the John Sydney McCain Crappie Award.


1 comment:

Thane Eichenauer said...

I was able to listen to Mr. Kavanagh earlier this evening. His presentation along with Tom Jenney was heavy on no more taxes and reduced government spending. Mr. Jenney and I were some of the few people present under 50, but given that the over 50 crowd are reliable voters their pitch may have found fertile ground tonight.

Goldwater Institute VP Matthew Ladner (and friend of also gave his presentation on how Florida has a much more awesome K-12 education system than Arizona.

I had a good time listening.