Rhetoric 101

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One of my favorite things about the Legislature is the colorful use of language. Yesterday provided two memorable examples:

*In Appropriations, said amid praise of the executive director of the Funeral Services Commission: “He hasn’t had a pay raise since Moby Dick was a minnow.” I couldn’t tell from watching on the Internet who said it.

*In House floor debate over SCR 20, spoken by Will Hartnett: “Aren’t you putting the horse before the cart?” Yes, that is certainly atypical for the House.

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