Friday, October 5, 2012 at 03:55PM
As part of his announcement letter for New Hampshire House Speaker today, Republican Lee Quandt, of Exeter, promised that he would not remove any Representative from a committee or seat assignment for disagreeing with him.
Thus, the question. Name at least four Representatives who were removed due to Bill O'Brien's bullying tactics this term. If you don't like the phrasing of the question, that's your problem, not mine.
Hint--You should have a head start of two by looking at who is running for Speakler and who posts this humble blog.
By the way--Lest you think that I score political points by writing this and doing a TV show, consdier this.
I'm at the library. A very large man (he could even be termed a slob) keeps staring at me. Finally he says, "Are you the TV guy?"
"I do have a TV show," I replied humbly.
"Are you the State Rep?" he followed up.
"Yes," I replied honestly.
"Oh, I get you confused with somebody else," he stated.
"Oh, he must be a handsome guy," I deadpanned.
"He's better looking than you," slob responded. "I hate you."
I suppose I should have told the slob to stand in line, but truth be told, I was more blatant than that, telling the slob exactly what he could go do to himself.
He slithered out of the building as I went to post these entries.
Along with Lee and me would be Susan Emerson and Gary Hopper, the Weare Rep who was removed as Fish and Game Committee Chair due his anti right to work stance. Disagreement over the budget led to Quandt's ouster from Finance. Sue Emerson was removed out of personal pettiness by Billy the Bully.
As for me, the official reason given in a letter from Billy was lack of collegiality. However, the real reason was my unwillingness to do whatever the Speaker told me, the insistence on speaking and writing what I felt. Now it can be revealed--and the press is free to pick up on this--that the collegiality argument was simply a canard. I ran into Finance Committee Chair in the hallway last week. He assured me that he didn't want me removed from Finance, that he in fact spoke out in my behalf. No other member of Finance found me lacking in collegiatlity either, so either the Speaker is once again a proven liar or his Finance Chair is lying. I'll put my money on O'Brien as the liar..
Bye, bye, Billy the Bully, gott sei Dank!
Ooh Tish, that's German. Are we allowed to use German?!