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“This administration is populated by people who’ve spent their careers bashing government. They’re not just small-government conservatives—they’re Grover Norquist, strangle-it-in-the-bathtub conservatives. It’s a cognitive disconnect for them to be able to do something well in an arena that they have so derided and reviled all these years.”

Senator Hillary Clinton

Monday, May 15, 2006

Kids in the back

As a soon to be father, this seems like a bad idea to me:
Children younger than 13 would be restricted to the rear of vehicles under legislation gaining traction in the Capitol.

The measure would end riding shotgun for youngsters by prohibiting them from sitting in the passenger seat beside a driver.

Assemblywoman Noreen Evans, D-Santa Rosa, said her goal is to increase child safety.

"I think society in general has an interest in reducing the risks," she said.

Assemblyman Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, provides the obvious rebuttal:
"We could ban kids from cars altogether and reduce their car-related deaths," Huff said sarcastically.