Since the state legislature goes back into the session next week, I felt that posting this here was appropriate, especially because we need something to make us laugh because God knows that our liberty and property are not safe when the legislature is in session:
A substantial number of our state legislators are University of Georgia alumni and it would not surprise me if a quorum of both houses of the General Assembly were on hand in Sanford Stadium six or seven Saturdays every autumn.
That being the case, I propose rescheduling the legislative session so that it runs concurrently with college football season and relocating it to the Classic City. Committee work could be done during the week, but all debates and votes would have to be held on Saturdays on which the ‘Dawgs were playing a home game, with each weekend’s session commencing exactly three hours before kickoff.
You can bet that the legislature would be made more efficient if the sound of the Lone Bugler belting out the Battle Hymn of Bulldog Nation from the upper corner of the southwest stands signaled the call to begin voting. There’d probably be a lot less meddling with the Georgia Code if exercises in polarizing partisanship entailed the risk of making representatives miss kickoff.
Furthermore, the governor—presently, a former Bulldog walk-on who has been known to deliver pep talks to the team on game days—could be held to greater accountability by being made to sign and veto bills as part of the halftime ceremony at the last home game of the year, performing his Constitutional function in full view of 92,000 of his constituents. Honestly, wouldn’t you rather see that at halftime than the presentation of the conference championship rings to the water polo team or another Earth, Wind & Fire medley?