May 8, 2019
Between disappointments with school funding and property taxes, policy differences, the pollen and ragweed and rain, there’s been a lot of coughing at the Capitol lately and Sen. Brian Birdwell is no exception, but he did have a uniquely humorous comment about it on Wednesday.
Seized by a coughing fit about a-third of the way through a meeting of the Natural Resources committee, the chairman grabbed a Kleenex and said, “Excuse me.”
Then he sputtered, “Man, I need a stiff drink.”
There was laughter in the room, but by this point in the legislative session there are a lotta people in and out of the Capitol who feel the same.
— Mike Shiloh