Lawmakers Crack Wise in Tax Hearing

Sen. Denny Altes
Sen. Denny Altes

Here’s an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette story about a legislative hearing focusing on a sales tax holiday proposal from Republican Sen. Denny Altes. The talk turned to apparel, and legislators wondered aloud if the sales tax exemption would apply to thong underwear:

“So this would exempt all human wearing apparel, I guess underwear and everything, right ?” asked Rep. Lindsley Smith, D-Fayetteville.

She then whispered with some of her colleagues.

“A thong ?” she asked, chuckling, apparently repeating what someone else said.

“I wouldn’t go there, Ms. Smith,” Senate Chairman Jim Hill, D-Nashville, said.

Wocka wocka. It’s not exactly Hepburn-Tracy level repartee, but then maybe you had to be there, and things have been pretty slow the last couple of days.

I thought it would be funny to include a Photoshop image of Denny Altes with a thong on his head, like he was on spring break or something, but then I decided that would take too long, and I’ve got a lot of work to do. I will say, however, that the few minutes I spent doing a Google Image search on “thong” while I was considering that idea were…well, they were just great. It was really great. In fact, I should probably just call it a day, because there is no way anything better than that is going to happen to me today, I’m sure.

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2 thoughts on “Lawmakers Crack Wise in Tax Hearing

  • November 21, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Thats the funniest thing I have seen all day. Thanks Legislative Paparazzi!


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