Monday, June 1, 2015

More Proof Californians Aren't Smart Enough To Govern Themselves

From May 29, 2015 Sacramento Bee:
California Senate officials earlier this year hired two part-time employees to provide late-night and early-morning rides for members while they are in Sacramento, a 24-hour service that follows high-profile drunken driving arrests involving lawmakers in recent years.

The office of Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León declined to discuss the details or rationale of the program.

“We’re not going to provide comment, because it’s a security issue,” spokesman Anthony Reyes said.
Senate records show two “special services assistants” were hired Feb. 2. They work in the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Office, where their duties include providing “ground transportation for Senate members.” The employees, a retired Assembly sergeant-at-arms and a retiree from the Department of General Services, are paid $2,532 per month.

One man who turned down the job told The Sacramento Bee that Senate officials approached him earlier this year about working from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. or 7 a.m. to drive senators home upon request.

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Billy Oblivion said...

See, I have to disagree with you here.

By hiring a couple of drivers the CA Gov. prevents media problems that would come when some over-entitled elected retard gets all imperious with some illegal immigrant driving the cab. In some cases those illegal immigrants might also be fronting for Mexican Mafia or other gangs, lose their s*t and just kill the official. Which, IMO would not suck at all.

This way (a) they have another 2 people on the state payroll and and ensure silence.

Jeff Dege said...

You think CA has it bad. Here in MPLS: