MN Politician knows when to shut up

kohlstape.JPGYou guys know how much I love MS Paint editing photos, but this time I didn’t have to.

This is part of a Star Tribune photo of Rep. Paul Kohls, who taped his mouth shut to protest the cutoff of debate on the vote to override Gov. Tim Pawlenty’ s line item veto of a five cent increase in gas tax.

If you are protesting NOT being able to speak, does taping your own mouth shut really get across your point?

Well, the override failed by a vote of 83 – 50 and the house adjourned about 15 minutes later. No word if Kohls left the tape on. At least gas will be cheaper, right?

3 Comments so far

  1. Chris_ (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 3:15 pm

    Poge is truly doing awful at pulling Republicans away for these votes. The DFL has a huge majority, but they sure don’t act like it.


  2. Erica M (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 4:43 pm

    I’d rather pay another five cents a gallon than have had that transportation funding amendment pass, but whatever.


  3. Ace (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2007 @ 9:50 pm

    He looks a tad gay – and totally into bondage. Is he really a Republican?? What bizzare political theatre.



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