Jon Fleischman

Governor Signs Dem Bill To Outlaw Text Messaging While Driving

In an inasupicious start to his review of the FlashReport Top Twenty Bills He Should Veto, the Governor signed one into law today. A bill by liberal Democrat Joe Simitian that restricts personal freedoms of Californians — by banning text messaging while driving. Governor, just because things are stupid to do on the face of it, does not mean they should be illegal. Very disappointed, though perhaps not unexpected. If you need examples of the Governor using his bill-signing pen to alienate GOP legislators who promote inidividual respponsibility, here's a great example. Not too many GOPers supported Simitian's ill-advised bill — well, now it's an ill-advised law!