With his hair freshly-cut in a box fade and sporting four stars on each shoulder, Platt waded through crowds of legislators, pages, lobbyists and well-wishers, shaking their hands.
He asked state troopers on guard to throughout the Capitol to help him persuade kids to keep their pants up.
Watching a feed of Platt speaking in the House, Gov. Sonny Perdue called him to his office.
Sen. Vincent Forte (D-Atlanta), who brought Platt to the Capitol, said he performed his song for the governor, before the two broke out in dance.
“I want a law passed to get kids to pick their pants off the ground,” Platt said. “And if they go to jail, they have to serve 50 years. I don’t care.”
Forte was non-committal on if he was going to introduce a bill. “I’m not sure,” Forte said, tugging on his pants, to make sure they were secure.
Though the mental image of Sonny break-dancing is now burnt into my mind’s eye, I can’t help but notice the most ironic quote of the AJC report:
“I want these pants to come up,” Platt told Senators from Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s podium. “These people have embarrassed the community and embarrassed ya’ll.”