Thursday, August 16, 2007

Chris Buttars thinks you're stupid

The West Jordan Republican is co-chairman of the Judicial Retention Election Task Force. And Sen. Buttars wants to revamp the voter packet on judges because it is too complex for their pea-brains to understand.
voters he's talked to can barely figure out the survey results, let alone understand the questions in the survey. [said Buttars]

During the task force meeting Tuesday, one legislative staffer admitted he and his wife studied the profiles of a few of the 62 judges up for retention election last year. After some intense study, the staff member said he and his wife found one judge whose performance appeared sub-par, but once at the voting booth his wife admitted to him that she forgot which judge it was.

Short of having a law degree or a degree in statistics, Sen. Greg Bell, R-Fruit Heights, said the pamphlet is just too confusing for the average voter and that a "Simpsons approach" should be taken to simplify the information.

"I don't think the public has a clue" who judges are or how they are evaluated, Buttars said.

Funny, but didn't Judge Lewis get kicked to the curb just last due to a YouTube video?

It seems when people know something about the judge they don't like, they will vote them out. If they don't hear anything bad about them, the judge remains in office. Isn't that the whole point of the system?

This is a classic case of a solution to a non-existent problem.

1 comment:

derekstaff said...

Isn't that Buttars' favorite kind of problem?