Metro Council Member Eric Crafton tells News 2 that he will pursue an override of Mayor Purcell's veto of the English Now, English Tomorrow, English Forever Bill.
UPDATE: Michael Cass reports (via VV) that, if Eric "I'm Not Mean-Spirited" Crafton does not get the votes necessary to override the Mayor's veto, he may further waste taxpayer resources by working on a Charter Amendment and forcing a money-consuming popular referendum on the measure. Looks like more arm-twisting and government waste to me.
Crafton is going to hold the divisive immigration issue hostage until he wrings some kind of personal satisfaction out of Metro and milks conservative red meat for all its worth, and then he'll fall back on the ridiculous cover that he "always" takes his "marching orders" from voters, like he did in the Cass interview. Would "always" include the time you disregarded the popular will of 5th School District voters and followed the Republican Party's prompt to vote for Kay Brooks, Mr. Crafton? Or does "always" refer to the time, Mr. Crafton, that you passed a crutch to your own business interest by sponsoring a bill to reduce developers' sidewalk fees? Or perhaps "always" means that time that you padded your own conflict of interest by lining your pockets with $300,000 in MDHA loans, Mr. Crafton.
Shame on your shamelessness, Mr. Crafton. You hobble through Council on your own crutches and try to mislead us voters into thinking that you march stride for stride to our orders. You are out of step and out of turn.