Rounds ratcheting up the rhetoric to get people ready for his veto

He won’t say whether or not he will sign it, but . . .

Rounds says that if the measure reaches his desk, he’ll make sure it is written correctly before deciding whether to sign it.  He said smoking isn’t a healthy activity, but lawmakers must balance private property rights and public health considerations.

Better to get ready to eat your hat Angry Guy, looks like a veto to me.


#1 Ghost of Dude on 03.05.09 at 12:36 pm

“Private property rights” (read: tax revenue from tobacco and VL)

#2 l3wis on 03.05.09 at 12:46 pm

Pretty much; weird, I just got off the phone with Rocco Tchetter and he said the same thing.

#3 John on 03.05.09 at 12:59 pm

Rounds has always taken lots of contributions from VL industry. Why would he cave to them now.

I just hope he doesn’t make a pussy move and veto for style and form. No need to wimp out now.

#4 l3wis on 03.05.09 at 1:11 pm

I can’t wait for him to veto it, I’m actually getting kinda giddy about it. With the stroke of the pen he will become more unpopular than Janklow, Unruh and GW Bush combined.

#5 John on 03.05.09 at 1:12 pm

Crank up the petitions for the referendum.

#6 l3wis on 03.05.09 at 1:18 pm

Shouldn’t surprise anyone though, I have always said this isn’t about property rights, it’s about worker rights. 99% of workplaces banned smoking years ago, why not bars and restaurants? We are a right to work state and have very little unions, state government has always been geared towards benefitting the employer not the employee, just look at Rounds’ refusal to take the unemployment benefits.

#7 Ghost of Dude on 03.05.09 at 1:33 pm

Pretty much; weird, I just got off the phone with Rocco Tchetter and he said the same thing.

Rounds isn’t very good at masking what he’s really thinking – especially not after he made a hissy fit when SF tried to limit video lottery.

#8 l3wis on 03.05.09 at 1:49 pm

Governor White Strips!

#9 Angry Guy on 03.05.09 at 2:11 pm

I said:
“I’ll eat my hat if Marion signs this one.”
My hat is safe if he vetos.

#10 l3wis on 03.05.09 at 2:33 pm

Sorry, misquoting you.

#11 Angry Guy on 03.05.09 at 5:15 pm

Way to go, Argus Lewis!

#12 l3wis on 03.05.09 at 7:12 pm

I couldn’t work there, they would no longer have an outsider feeding them stories.

#13 Angry Guy on 03.05.09 at 10:29 pm

outsider.. that’s a nice way of putting that.

#14 l3wis on 03.06.09 at 7:02 am

I was kidding, they actually tip me off about stuff to and I post it before it gets printed.

#15 Randall on 03.06.09 at 8:56 am

NEXT we need to ban salt…
Salt causes heart attacks – just ask your doctor.
My children shouldn’t have to see anyone putting salt on their food when we go out to eat. BAN IT! It’s a disgusting and unhealthy practice and IT NEEDS TO BE BANNED!

#16 Costner on 03.10.09 at 6:36 am

Randall….my blood pressure doesn’t go up if you decide to dump a quarter inch of salt on your french fries.

Thus, your comparison fails.