July 13, 2010 § Leave a comment

You’d lose your taste for sausage if you saw what goes into it and how it’s made.  The legislative process can be like that.  Knowing what goes into laws and seeing the process by which they’re made can be stomach-churning.

Rep. Tom Moore was dismayed at how often his colleagues in the Texas House of Representatives passed bills without understanding them. So in April 1971 he sponsored a resolution honoring Albert de Salvo:

This compassionate gentleman’s dedication and devotion to his work has enabled the weak and the lonely throughout the nation to achieve and maintain a new degree of concern for their future. He has been officially recognized by the state of Massachusetts for his noted activities and unconventional techniques involving population control and applied psychology.

That’s true as far as it goes — Albert de Salvo is the Boston Strangler.

The measure passed unanimously.

Thanks to Futility Closet for this delectable morsel.

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