poor senator marionneaux lost his cool today in the la state senate. while its true that talk radio has been continually shining a light on their shenanigins most of the funniest moments have came from watching the senate and committees live online. we noted how you withheld the live feed that day when the senate committee was discussing senate bill 6 a bill by senator jones that some talk radio hosts called "the voter fraud act" now come on that wasnt moon griffon or c b forgotston or chad at the dead pelican that did that now was it? no it was you all.
SEN. ROB MARIONNEAUX: "TALK RADIO IS GARBAGE"
TUESDAY NOV. 22, 2005 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 3:35 PM CT
A tense, bitter debate over the proposed sales tax holiday erupted on the senate floor Tuesday, the last day of Louisiana's special session of the legislature.
One Senator Shepherd expressed concern over the bill, saying that it had been altered "behind closed doors," and therefore should be returned to committee, and discussed in a more "open forum."
His colleague, Senator Rob Marionneaux, then took the floor. He agreed that the bill was somewhat of a disappointment, but he felt that sending it back to committee would be a mistake.
Sen. Clo Fontenot arose to challenge Sen Marionneaux, pointing out that the session had two more hours remaining. Fontenot maintained that more time should be spent on the bill. Fontenot pointed out that the "talk radio shows" and "special interests" had already given them a hard time about the bill. He said that talk radio in particular had been making fun of the senate.
With these statements, Marionneaux went ballistic. Nearly shouting, Marionneaux lashed out at talk radio.
"If we don't pass this bill today, then the talk radio hosts will have a field day tomorrow!" erupted Marionneaux.
"I don't listen to that garbage!" he shouted.
"Too bad their constituents do listen," laughed a source in the Louisiana talk radio world.