Undressing Stupidity

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Could you resist? Apparently legislators can’t.

We were certainly tickled to learn of the recent proposal by Missouri House Republicans calling for a more ‘conservative’ dress code for future capitol interns.

Being a former capitol intern (in a too distant past), I was certainly unaware of the blatant need for an established and ‘conservative’ dress code. It all seemed rather intuitive to myself and other legislative staffers. But apparently not so for today’s legislature who are obviously left grasping for a more defined sense of fashion decorum.

Sigh.

Just when you thought the boys down in Jefferson City had finally learned their lessons regarding proper personal and professional conduct in the wake of Speaker Diehl‘s and Senator LaVota‘s respective scandals….they let you down.

The entire notion itself is complete nonsense and should be viewed as utterly embarrassing for those supporting it.

After Rep. Kevin Engler (R-116) sent out a list of suggested changes to lawmakers Monday evening asking for feedback.

Among the first suggested additions to Engler’s list came from Rep. Bill Kidd (R-20), who responded almost immediately, “Intern dress code.”

He was seconded by Rep. Nick King (R-17) of Liberty, who said:

“We need a good, modest, conservative dress code for both the males and females. Removing one more distraction will help everyone keep their focus on legislative matters.”

These suggestions were met, and rightfully so, with a mocking disdain from members of the micro-organism known as the Missouri House Democratic caucus.

The entire notion of this proposal is the height of ‘victim shaming’, sounding more like a proposal from disgraced former Congressman Todd Akin than a responsible, or for that matter moral, adult.

It would seem to us that the real problem in Jefferson City these days isn’t the length of the interns’ skirts, but rather, the shrinking morals of its lawmakers.

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