Politics can be a brutal sport at times. Each lawmaker’s words are carefully parced, and often criticized by the members of the other party.
Today the argument continued between Republican Oklahoma City Rep. Trebor Worthen and Democratic Norman Rep. Wallace Collins. Worthen sent out a press release demanding an apology for comments Collins said that Worthen contends are offensive to public schools.
Collins said during discussion on a bill, “I’m only a public school graduate, so I’m not very literate, if you could talk to me in a manner I can understand.”
He was kidding, Collins said. Regardless, Worthen said the comments were unprofessional and deserve a reversal. “If he is able to be so flippant about something like this, I think it calls into question his so-called commitment to public education,” Worthen said.
You would think since the issue was brought up in a Tuesday press release that the comments were made today, but no, this argument started almost two weeks ago.
Lawmakers have also recently spent a good deal of time arguing over procedural matters, like whether an appeal of the chair can be tabled. Is this what lawmakers are sent to the Capitol to do?
Whether you think Worthen has a legitimate beef or not, do you think it is something worth bringing up two weeks later? Or is it just another move in the political game?