Thursday, May 25, 2006

Citizen Panel: Oregon Legislators Should Not Work Drunk

Politician_1This one, from ABCNews, comes under the "Folks, I'm not making this stuff up" category:

Oregon legislators and staff members should not be drunk while performing their official duties, a citizen panel says.

The Public Commission on the Oregon Legislature adopted that recommendation Monday, although the panel decided to leave it to House and Senate leaders to draft rules against intoxication and possible penalties.

The new policy was suggested by Steve Doell, president of Crime Victims United, who said he and another member of the group noticed alcohol on the breath of at least one legislator at the end of the 2005 session while they were advocating tougher drunken-driving penalties.

What are they going to do next? Demand that legislators and their staff be ethical while performing their official duties?

Hat Tip: Wasted Blog


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