Batchelder Condones Drunk Driving
If you haven’t already heard about State Rep. Mecklenborg’s apparent booze cruise with a stripper, Plunderbund has it fairly well covered.
But I just can’t let the clueless statement about the incident from House Speaker Batchelder pass without tossing in my two cents.
“I was shocked and disappointed to learn of the difficult situation that Representative Mecklenborg and his family are facing. We are working with Representative Mecklenborg to find a solution that is in the best interests of the representative, his family and all concerned. I ask that members of the media and public respect the privacy of Rep. Mecklenborg and his family at this time.”
You know what? Screw his privacy. He lost his right to privacy around the time he decided to get drunk and drive.
Rep. Mecklenborg should resign immediately and be prosecuted. This is the only acceptable outcome, and Speaker Batchelder’s attempts to sweep this under the rug are nothing less than dereliction of his duty a leader of the Ohio House.