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Monday, February 6, 2012

ALEC's Dumbest Minion

Feb 6th, 2012

In the latest and arguably most grotesque reveal of the American Legislative Exchange Council (more about them HERE) outright controlling conservative state lawmakers comes this jaw-dropper about Rep. Sandy Burgin (R-FL).

Miami New Times reports:

"Burgin introduced a bill written by the American Legislative Exchange Council (more on what that is later), but she made one mistake. She forgot to delete a portion that included the groups mission statement. Yes, she tried to introduce the following language into the Florida statutes:
WHEREAS, it is the mission of the American Legislative Exchange Council to advance Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty.

Burgin realized her mistake, pulled the bill, and reintroduced it under a different number 24 hours later, but not before Common Blog found the mistake."

You'd think ALEC would do a little bit more prep with their drones. Something along the lines of, "by the way, it would look really, really bad if you forget to omit that part before submitting this to your peers."

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