The Gary Nodler theater meltdown has spread across Missouri, thanks to Associated Press. If you remember, our state senator had a public argument with a caregiver after complaining because the developmentally disabled adults she had taken to the theater were too loud and were not letting him enjoy "Fantastic Four."
The Nodler story has been picked up by the Kansas City Star and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. And if you check the original story in The Joplin Globe and the comments that have been posted by readers, only a handful are backing Nodler.
I will reiterate my original point; it really does not matter who was at fault in the initial incident, it is Nodler's reaction that has blown this into a full-scale embarrassment for the Joplin Republican.
Nodler's attempts to bully a 20-year-old college student smack of abuse of power. And his ludicrous claims that he was set up smack of either desperation or paranoia. If someone was really out to get him, this would have happened next year when he is coming up for reelection.