Following an incident Tuesday in which police had to gun down an agitated cow that was running amok at the California State Fair, CRP Communications Director Mark Standriff today issued this statement:
“Obviously, the stress of state budget uncertainty is taking its toll on these dedicated state employees, from fair management, to state fair police, to the U.C. Davis veterinary director who had to make the fatal decision to tragically down this pregnant cow and her unborn calf. We’re not second guessing the call. Considering the circumstances, it may have been the best decision. But it’s not fair to force people to make life-and death decisions when they’re also coping with the prospect of fewer vacation days or reduced office supplies.
“With the state budget nearly a month overdue, the Democrat legislative leaders are happy to hang out in their own corral, unable to agree even among themselves how to close the state budget gap. This is inexcusable. This is bull. This is a new low for Democrats.
“Is nothing sacred to them anymore, not even cows?”
Yes! The top thing on the cops’ and veterinarians’ minds when faced with this situation MUST have been the state budget! It’s the Democrats’ fault, clearly! THEY PROBABLY EVEN GAVE THE COW SOME ANGEL DUST!!!
This release struck me as so odd, I actually checked my calendar to make sure it’s not April Fools Day. I guess the opportunity to combine a bunch of cow puns with the CRP’s mission of pinning all the blame for the budget deadlock on the Democrats was too much to resist.
It seems to me that the CRP is grasping at straws – or hay, I guess. (Darn it, now they’ve got me doing it, too.)
For a different perspective on the budget deadlock – arguing that Republicans actually have no desire to strike any sort of budget deal right now – see Robert Cruickshank’s post at Calitics.