Grammar police, part II

Grammarpolice The Iowa Senate has begun debating the anti-smoking bill.  The bill’s floor manager, Senator Staci Appel (D-Ackworth), uttered a few clunkers as she read her opening remarks. We’ll see if Senate Democratic Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs chooses to ridicule her mistakes later tonight in the same way he ridiculed those uttered by Senator Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale) last night.

"This bill is not a divisive issue for those who have chose to smoke," Appel said in her opening remarks.  "…That is my opening comments, Mr. President, and I believe there is amendments."

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2008 UPDATE:  House Speaker Pat Murphy, a Democrat from Dubuque, made this declaration during a news conference today at the statehouse:  "The phone lines haven’t went down." 

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.


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