The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

30 January 2008

To the back of the room with you

With Lance Cargill departing his post as Speaker of the Oklahoma House, lots of words flew up and around, but this comment by Rep. Gary Banz (R-Midwest City) seemed especially pertinent:

"For the most part, stuff that's been in the media with regard to Ethics Commission stuff and political kinds of things, most people kind of take that with a grain of salt. When it was taxes, it immediately connects with the people at an emotional level where they live."

Especially, you know, since we have to pay taxes on where we live.

Oh, well. It's not like we've never found feet of clay underneath a Golden Boy before. And as Michael Bates notes:

While many in the House Republican caucus have long had the desire to oust Cargill, it took a tax violation, just as it did with Al Capone, to force him out.

And now he's just one of a hundred and one, biding his time until term limits kick in — unless the voters decide to kick him out.

Posted at 7:26 PM to Political Science Fiction , Soonerland