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Fri Sep 18, 2015, 02:17 PM

Freep: Courser and Gamrat think their constituents are suckers [View all]

by Stephen Henderson, Detroit Free Press:


Thatís what recently booted state reps. Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat think of the voters they hoodwinked while in office.

It wasnít enough to swindle them once, to get elected and spend the time in office playing house and tilting at ideological windmills that, even if knocked down, wonít improve life for people in central west Michigan or the Thumb.

It wasnít enough to drag the whole state through the sordid spectacle of a prolonged removal process that culminated in a clown-car-style all-night legislative marathon.

Now, they want more. Both have said they intend to file for the special elections that will be held to fill their seats.

Hubris isnít a strong enough word to describe their self-involved pretension. This borders on a disturbing megalomania, the kind of drive to be exalted and recognized that bends the idea of public service into crass public self-gratification. ..........(more)


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