In yesterday’s seven-hour House debate over the state health insurance exchange bill, House Assistant Majority Leader Brent Crane, R-Nampa, flubbed a historical allusion, building his debate around an argument that Rosa Parks stood up to the federal government, reports Idaho Statesman reporter Dan Popkey. “One little lady got tired of the federal government telling her what to do,” Crane declared, saying, “We need to have our Rosa Parks moment.” Actually, Parks was defying a municipal code when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in 1955/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.
More Eye on Boise posts from today:
- House kills TEDZ bill for road financing
- Senate OKs Nez Perce liquor bill, House wants study
- House H&W introduces bills to expand Medicaid, cut CAT
- House lauds Canadian consul for touting Keystone XL Pipeline
- Otter calls on feds to protect INEL cleanup from sequestration cuts
Question: Seems strange to me that an Idaho legislator would use a signature moment in the civil rights fight to illustrate an argument against a state-run health exchange. What do you think?