Thursday, June 26, 2008

"Democrat-ick" raises its head in the House

A high five to Del. Steve Landes ... although I am sure he did not mean anything by it. Democrats, however, jumped on it.

The Post reports "House Republicans and Democrats Get Testy" ... relaying an exchange while debating a bill at the Rules Committee this morning. They write:
... Del. R. Steven Landes (R-Augusta) started to use the term "Democrat friends" when he was quickly interrupted.

"Excuse me, did he say Democrat?'' House Minority Leader Ward L. Armstrong (D-Henry) asked. "I believe it's Democratic." [emphasis added]

Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) defended Landes. "Friends was the important word,'' he said.

"Actually grammar matters. Sorry, Mr. Speaker," Del. Kristen J. Amundson (D-Fairfax) said.

When Landes resumed talking, he stayed away from the word and used the safer term "friends from the other side" instead.

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