Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cookson aide: He doesn't talk to people outside his district

For someone who spent nearly his entire adult life in education, Rep. Steve Cookson, R-Fairdealing, certainly seems unwilling to educate others about his own legislation.

Huffington Post reports that Cookson's assistant said reporters are unlikely to receive comments from the representative about his bill, which would outlaw discussions of sexual orientation in Missouri public school classrooms:

State Rep. Steve Cookson (R-Fairdealing), the bill's principal author, was not available for comment. Cookson's assistant, Agnes Rackers, said Cookson rarely speaks to people from outside of his southeastern Missouri district.
"He will probably not get around to calling you back since you are not in his district," Rackers told HuffPost.
That is what I would call arrogance. But then again, there is not much way Cookson discusses this bill and does not come out looking bad.

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