Monday, August 19, 2013
From heartbeat to hoofbeat in Ohio legislature
With a new heartbeat bill still breathing in the hallowed halls of the Ohio legislature, there is now talk of a proposal by a consortium of rural GOP lawmakers to introduce a "hoofbeat" bill to honor the many benefits of Ohio cows ranging from McDonald's hamburgers to Friendly's triple scoop banana splits. A hefty House Republican from southwestern Ohio assured his colleagues that the bill will pass with 49 co-sponsors. "This will be a perfect fit for our base," he said. "It will be like promising them a quarter-pounder in every pot."