Just a thought, nothing I have spoken to Sen. Benton about, but the thought crossed my mind of what if he included the newspaper litter tax in the list of options solely to get under Lefty Lou’s skin and see him ranting and raving endlessly, leaving him looking the fool?
Benton is no dummy, in spite of what people think of him and he has shown in the past his ability to rankle nerves while he sits back and laughs.
And let’s face it, everybody knows any such litter tax is DOA and even if passed in the legislature, would be quickly overturned in the courts.
But we also know Brancaccio and his hate fueled tirades against conservatives, poorly hidden in his infrequent calls for the community to “come together.” It wouldn’t take much to set him off, as thin skinned as he is.
Whether Don pulled this just to piss off Lou or was even if he had a serious thought on it, there is no doubt that Brancaccio fell for it hook, line and sinker and even has liberals telling him to move on, to stop doing stupid.
I’ll think on this some more, maybe adding to this later on this evening.
But for now, I am just relishing the thought that Lou might have been set-up by Benton and being the dim wit he is, fell for it and now continues his Grammar School Childish antics, further marginalizing the rag he edits.