Boland bill craters
This is old news... at least a few days... but I wanted to note it. Rep. Mike Boland's bill to ban smoking in cars in the presence of young children went down in flames, 91-18.
Guess it's proof that you can take nanny-state legislation only so far.
And that the system that makes legislators literally desperate to find something, ANYthing to put their name on and introduce often results in hare-brained ideas, and far, far, far too many laws in general.
When legislators behave like they're being paid by the bill, and when they crow about the number of bills they've authored or glommed onto as if it's some sort of score card, bad things result.
When candidate A says of candidate B, "Well, look, he's only sponsored 10 bills!", don't think that's a bad thing. 10 decent and half-way justified bills is far better than 50 half-baked, useless, and needlessly restrictive bills anyday.