'Clear constitutional duty to vote,' Part II
The constitution won
yesterday -- and Deval lost
. It was as if Deval was repeating his former boss's don't-ask-don't-tell blunder in the early days of the Clinton administration. Of all the things to get tangled up in as he tries to establish his credentials and clout. ... Howie
: "But is it really a good move to urge the legislators not to worry about breaking the law? That’s just the kind of encouragement they don’t need, Deval." ... But Howie's also right: The amendment won't clear the next hurdle. I'll let him explain why. ...
P.S. -- I wonder if Trav's actions were partly motivated by a desire to teach Deval a legislative lesson or two before the inauguration. Just wondering. ...Update
-- I didn't catch this
: Lawmakers didn't vote on the health-care amendment. So the pick-and-choose approach toward the constitution continues. ... No, David, you don't look like fools. You look principled. Those who don't hold lawmakers to constitutional standards on one issue and then hold them to constitutional standards on other issues are the ones who should be doing the explaining. ...