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The arrogance of Sen. Tucker

Posted By Chris Fitzsimon On April 17, 2013 @ 8:53 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

tucker [1]Senator Tommy Tucker has an interesting way of interacting with people who have the nerve to disagree with him. He simply reminds them that he is a grand exalted state senator and they are merely lowly citizens.

An editorial [2] in today’s Charlotte Observer has the the latest example.

Sen. Tommy Tucker of Waxhaw said a mouthful with just 13 words on Tuesday”

“I am the senator. You are the citizen. You need to be quiet.”

Last week [3] Tucker ordered Bill Rowe of the N.C Justice Center to “sit down” after Rowe pointed out that a bill to require people applying for public benefits to be drug-test tested was clearly unconstitutional.

Somebody needs to remind Tucker that part of his job as an elected official is listening to people he represents, not berating them.

 

 

 


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[2] editorial: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/16/3986274/move-is-afoot-to-make-government.html

[3] Last week: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/04/09/state-lawmaker-emabrrasses-himself-on-drug-testing-bill/

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