I’ve never been certain I like Forrest Knox.
Actually, I don’t KNOW Forrest Knox. He’s a politician. A State Senator. My vote helped, I suppose, in a small way, put him in place. Not knowing Forrest Knox is immaterial to not liking him. Not really. He’s a politician, dislike immediately follows that knowledge.
Now, not liking a person personally you don’t know is difficult, but I work at it.
To add some insult the man has the temerity to write a column the local paper carries. The column outlines the thinking (or rationalization) for the way Forrest Knox votes in the Senate. That an elected person has time to attempt convincing an electorate he has reason to vote as they do is self indulgent, to my mind. If he has that kind of time, he ain’t doing his job otherwise.
Still . . .
He wrote, recently, an article I overlooked due to my inattention. I’m going to take some of his words out of the article – his justification for the way he voted. The paragraph I’m taking did not have many errors (read none), so any mistakes in the partial quote will be mine.
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No longer can welfare recipients use their Vision Cards to purchase their underwear at Victoria’s Secret, or to use their cash assistance for body piercing, tattooing,, spas, massages, manicures, purchases at jewelry stores, video arcades, strip clubs, and even Bail Bond services are prohibited – no more psychics or fortune telling. Caribbean cruises, casinos or horse tracks, not even the movies or swimming pools. You can’t even use Welfare money to go to Worlds of Fun anymore, or to buy alcohol, tobacco products, lottery tickets or tickets to sporting events or concerts. And we’ve limited the amount of daily cash they can obtain from ATM’s.
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He goes on to tell us how he voted, how the entire legislative body voted and, of course, how to contact him in various ways.
I suppose if he keeps working along these lines I can vote for him every once in a while, which is all that matters to him. Well, maybe.
But I don’t have to like him.
From the reaches,