Thursday, January 15, 2009

From the Land of the Palmettos

South Carolina State Senator Robert Ford (D-Charleston) has introduced a bill that would make it a felony to use profanity, oral or written, in a public forum. You can learn the status of this bill and 76 other bills and resolutions that he has sponsored here.

Based on a sampling of his colleagues' websites, I'd say that Sen. Ford's bill sponsorship is on the high side. And I'll also say, with no fear of argument, that nobody has a worse legislative record than he does. In the 2007-2008 session, he was the primary sponsor of 66 bills, none of which passed. In the 2005-2006 session, he was 0-for-40. 2003-2004? 0-for-38.

My guess is that this bill's goin' nowhere.

Most interesting item in his biography: arrested 73 times during civil rights movement.

Thanks to the heads up from techdirt.

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