South Dakota Jumps on the Bandwagon

First we had Toronto banning all car advertising placed where children can see it in convenience stores and the like. The Toronto Star wrote a lengthy editorial about it yesterday, and it was reprinted in its entirety on these pages. Not to be outdone, South Dakota Governor Michael Rounds, speaking up on behalf of “the most vulnerable in society” has passed a law banning all private motor vehicles in his state, save where the life of a woman is threatened.

For more, you must read the full article in the New York Times, but here is a snippet:

“In the history of the world, the true test of a civilization is how well people treat the most vulnerable and most helpless in their society,” the governor said. “The sponsors and supporters of this bill believe that abortion is cars are wrong because unborn pedestrians, cyclists and children are the most vulnerable and most helpless persons in our society. I agree with them.”

The ALLDERBLOB applauds this far-thinking and righteous man. Who would have thought the American far right would come out smelling a little less stinky in 2006? What will Rounds do for his next trick? Will he call for a complete and impartial review of the actual events of 9/11?

The Republicans spent a gazillion dollars investigating whether Clinton had had sex with his intern, and only 23 cents on what happened to the World Trade Center

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