What is it with these people?
Republican governor Jim Douglas announced yesterday that he will veto the same-sex marriage bill which the state Senate approved by a vote of 26 – 4. His argument is:
“During these extraordinary times, the speculation about my decision has added to the anxiety of the moment and further diverts attention from our most pressing issues, and I cannot allow that to happen.”
That is, because there’s an economic crisis and this is a controversial issue, I have to shut down the controversy by vetoing a bill so we can all concentrate on the economy.
Of course, the reverse will happen. Given the vote in the Senate (and one assumes something similar in the House) and given that this is Vermont, his veto will be the thing which will carry this matter forward as a controvery and as a legislative distraction. He’s just lying. What a jerk.
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