Though I would personally equate Sen. Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, with the blustering Yosemite Sam, Sen. Charlie Shields finds our senator resembles another Warner Brothers cartoon character, according to a post on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Political Fix Blog. The comment was referring to Nodler's continued efforts to get Governor Matt Blunt's MOHELA sale approved:
Before hearing floor debate Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Charlie Shields, R-St. Joseph, jokingly likened Nodler to the accident-prone cartoon character Wile E. Coyote and state support of Nodler’s plan for MOHELA to Wile’s arch-nemesis, the always-elusive Road Runner. "Every morning you come up with a new plan and open the Acme box just so that it can blow up in your face," said Shields, referring to Nodler’s delicate political dealings with Missouri Right to Life and state higher education officials. Shields then presented Nodler with a cardboard box with Acme Corp. stickers plastered on the side.
Nodler’s reply? "This time, I think it will really work," he said.
(Photo: Sen. Gary Nodler explores a possible alternative method for dealing with independent candidates.)