From: Subject: Date: April 21, 2005 3:53:51 PM CDT Hankblog: Tax dollars at work

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Tax dollars at work

From Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:

What follows is a section from a resolution before Idaho's legislature to commend Jared and Jerusha Hess for their production of the movie Napoleon Dynamite:
"WHEREAS, any members of the House of Representatives or the Senate of the Legislature of the State of Idaho who choose to vote "Nay" on this concurrent resolution are "FREAKIN' IDIOTS!" and run the risk of having the "Worst Day of Their Lives!"
The Idaho Statesman notes the legislature did pass the "sweet resolution."
Ok, I get that Jared and Jerusha Hess are from Idaho, and the lege there want to honor a native son and daughter and all that. But did they not have anything better to do? I know it's Idaho, but there must be some kind of governing that needed to be done that they could work on. And phrasing the language of the resolution in the language of the characters from the movie makes it worse. It sounds like it's being written by a tragically unhip person trying desperately to sound like they're cool and with it, and failing miserably.

God help us if the lege here ever tries to pass a similar resolution for Richard Linklater or Robert Rodriguez. Phrasing it out of one of their movies is going to sound like either a stoner convention or a Bill Hicks monologue.