Take Becky Carney, a democrat in North Carolina. Monday was a long day for her, capped by a vote to override a veto put forth by the state’s governor on a fracking bill. Carney lobbied fellow democrats to vote “Nay” to keep the governor’s veto on a previous bill in place, thereby keeping fracking illegal in the state of North Carolina.
But Becky was tired by the time the vote came up. She went to the house to vote. In her extreme fatigued and exhausted state (and obviously sans Starbucks), Becky pressed the wrong button, voting “Yea” in favor of the governor’s veto.
Carney could be heard on her microphone after the vote, stating, “Oh my gosh. I pushed green.”
The kicker? North Carolina house rules state you can only change your vote as long as it won’t affect the outcome of the vote.
Hey Ms. Carney – there’s this thing called caffeine. It prevents exhaustion. It also prevents exhaustion induced colour-blindness and stupidity. Or maybe not.
Because you know, you can’t fix stupid. You also can’t fix politicians. Unfortunately these days, stupidity and politics fit well together.
North Carolina. Where you can’t marry your partner if they’re the same sex as you but now you can operate a fracking business and destroy the environment.
Way to go, Carney. Way to go.