Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Nightmare on MIRS Street

Mickey "Lieberman" Switalski tried to spring a cap on the film credits today, attempting to tie-bar a reduction on the refundable percentage and limiting the payout to $50 million, amongst other things, to part of the "Hire Michigan" bills that are moving through the Senate. Since it hadn't been discussed in committee, Republican Jason Allen opposed, and it was shot down in a voice vote.

But not before the depths of hell were unleashed on the Senate floor, as the portal to Nancy Cassis' past was thrown open wide.

Cassis recounted her performance in "Pippi Longstocking " in fifth grade, before criticizing the credits as a drain on the budget. When she finished, Committee of the Whole Chair Alan SANBORN (R-Richmond) grinned, "And we thank you for your performance."

There is a mental image that won't easily be erased.

Thanks Mickey. Thanks a lot. I don't think I'm going to be able to sleep tonight.