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Shocking and reprehensible

Senator Don “Poor people can still buy snacks with their food stamps” East and his sidekick, Stan “I used to be a decent guy when the Dems ran things” Bingham may think it was big yucks that they were speeding down the the public highways at 145 miles per hour this past weekend, but they ought to be ashamed (and, ideally, censured by their colleagues).

In a fair world, the state Attorney General (or at least some relevant law enforcement officials) would be looking into the matter. 

It was bad enough that the two engaged in such blatantly illegal and life-threatening activity. But then the two Mensa members had to brag about it on the Senate floor.

What kind of a message do these two old coots think this sends to their fellow North Carolinians for whom they’re supposed (at least in theory) to be some kind of role models?

It is perhaps worth noting that the lighthearted online headline that appears in Raleigh’s News & Observer regarding the affair (“Eastbound and down: NC senators take 145 m.p.h. joyride”) appears just a few slots below this one entitled “Wake students mourn loss of three in high-speed accident.”

And lest you think the matters are completely unrelated, it should be noted that both East and the boys killed in Wake Forest were driving new Dodge “muscle cars.”

Of course, the likelihood of anything happening to these guys is next to nil. Instead our silly, sex-obsessed culture will focus on lame-brained creeps like Anthony Weiner and ignore the real societal risks – fools like East and Bingham.

One Comment

  1. Faith

    June 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Imagine had they hit another vehicle at 145 MHP. Just as with drunk drivers, they had no right to jepordize others lives not only once, but twice simply for the thrill of it. Immediate action should be taken to charge them, revoke their DL and all other penalties associated with driving more than once at speeds in excess of 100 MPH.