28 July 2008

Someone Wake John Lesch From His Slumber

Remember that elected flunkie who wanted to ban 'bully breeds?'

Rep. John Lesch, DFL-St. Paul, said he plans to push next year for a state ban on Akitas, chow chows, Rottweilers, pit bulls and wolf hybrids or mixed-breed dogs with any of the above traits.

"You never hear stories about roving packs of golden retrievers attacking children in our streets," Lesch said. "But you do hear about the pit bulls, who are responsible, according to Minnesota statistics, for up to one third of the vicious attacks in this state in the past five years."

Nice form, Lesch; legislate right after you watch CNN. That's even dumber that grocery shopping when you're hungry. And how did Lesch trot out his bullshit last summer? By hiding behind a child:
Lesch appeared at a Capitol news conference with 5-year-old Brianna Senn, whose face carried wounds from a pit bull attack this month on St. Paul's East Side. He mentioned other serious attacks in recent months and distributed a packet of news clippings about them. The dog that attacked Brianna was previously declared "potentially dangerous" by city inspectors.
Lesch failed to call for the stomping of the screwheads who were not in control of their dogs, but decided that breed-based genocide was the way to go (ever wonder how he'd apply his logic to gang members commiting crimes?). Well, as if you didn't realize how he was talking straight out of his ass then, we now have the proof:

Parents of a 2-year-old St. Paul boy bitten by a dog are running out of time to learn if the cocker spaniel has been vaccinated for rabies.

A man, 30 to 40 years old, pushing a 60- to 65-year-old woman in a wheelchair, sat near the family, Christensen said Sunday. "They had a dog. Oscar loves dogs, so we asked if he could pet the dog. They said yes, the dog loved kids."

Oscar reached to pet the seemingly friendly rusty-brown cocker spaniel, but it lunged and bit him just below the eye. It took six stitches to close the teeth puncture wounds on the boy's left cheek.

I expect to see Lesch snatch this poor child from his parents tonight and parade him before the tee vee news cameras, foaming at the mouth himself, calling for the immediate police-enforced
destruction of all dogs under 30 pounds. If he does this, he'll show himself to be a disconnected, pandering whacko. If he does not do this, he'll show himself to be a narrow-minded selective hypocrite.

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