Eldridge Doesn’t Take Job Seriously
A state law-maker Jeff Eldridge has proposed a Barbie Ban for West Virginia. Sigh.
The fact that this materialized to anything more than a passing thought is embarrassing. But Eldridge says he stands by his bill. He also says he knew people would joke about it and poke fun. That’s because it’s ridiculous, Jeff. He said he couldn’t get any support from any other lawmaker. Again…because it’s ridiculous.
So, here is Jeff Eldridge, knowing that everyone will joke about his idea and that no one else supports it. Yet still he proceeds to write up a bill and proposed his in his state. How much time was wasted by you and your staff drafting this bill, Jeff? How much time was wasted in proceedings? These are not actions of someone taking his job seriously.
How much would this cost your state and would it really solve the problem you are addressing? You’re talking about spending tax dollars on a Barbie Ban? In this economy? Are you going to watch for signs of Barbie at the state lines? Are you going to yank Barbie dolls out of the hands of 4-year-old girls? What about the dolls that are “like-a-Barbie” – do you seize them, too?
Another reason this job isn’t being taken seriously is because this ban would not tackle the problem of “if you’re beautiful, you’re beautiful and you don’t have to be smart”. Uhh – that situation is not because of a toy. That’s art imitating life, or at least toy imitating life. Beautiful women in tight clothing are getting extra attention based on their looks – we all know that and we all know that it is not because of…Barbie. I’m assuming Jeff is not running for re-election, or at least not planning to win.