Austin Scott: Toast (and now de-toasted)

The Speaker tossed him from his Chairmanship. I’m sure Rep. Scott is proud of his vote and will tell the room how proud he is after they’ve all left this new House pariah by himself.

UPDATE: The Speaker has taken Scott out of the toaster and given him his chairmanship back. Dammit! I was hoping somebody would get martyred after today’s fiasco.

9 comments

  1. adamsmith4883 says:

    Rumor is now going around that the Speaker and Rep. Scott have made up and he got his chairmanship back.

    But there are a LOT of rumors around up here today.

  2. Icarus says:

    Well, we’ve got to make up and get along after this. Once we’re done figuring out how best to divide up about $21BN, we can get on to really important matters. (Don’t these people know that lesbians are trying to adopt babies in Wilkinson County?)

  3. Philly says:

    Interesting how Speaker Richardson has now become the conservative darling.

    The years leading up to 2010 are going to be very interesting, indeed…

  4. Doug Deal says:

    Philly,

    I saw forget them all. Cagle, Richardson, and anyone else in State Government. Maybe 2010 can be a rematch of Cain and Isakson. Or maybe Johnny can take the Governor’s spot and Cain the Senate spot.

  5. Donkey Kong says:

    john.d,

    You might want to look at economic data before commenting.

    ONE example: Estonia instituted a 25% national flat tax rate. Revenues increased so much that they gradually lowered the rate down nearly 20% of its original level to 21%. Hmm…doesn’t sound too bad to me.

  6. john.d says:

    uh, sure.

    Comparing former soviet blocs to the USA is comparable.

    Any tax that is not progressive is bad.

  7. john.d says:

    er, “comparing former soviet blocs to the USA is valid” is what I meant and should be read sarcastically.

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