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The arrogance of Sen. Tucker

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.