I think I like Jay Nixon, the Democratic governor of Missouri. He just vetoed two ridiculous bills motivated by wingnut conspiracy theories and fake cries of persecution, one involving the “war on Christmas” and another involving Agenda 21, and minced few words in doing so:
Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a pair of bills Monday that he said targeted imaginary problems pertaining to federal holidays and United Nation’s policies, but which he said could have been costly to local communities.One of the vetoed bills would have banned public entities from restricting celebrations or discussions of federal holidays.
The other would have forbidden governments from enacting policies traceable to Agenda 21 – a nonbinding resolution adopted in 1992 by the United Nations that encouraged sustainable development.
“While the problems these bills ostensibly aim to fight are only imaginary, the headaches they could create for local governments would be very real and costly,” Nixon, a Democrat, said in a news release announcing the vetoes. “The new and unnecessary mandates imposed by these bills would have infringed on the rights of local communities and prompted a flood of frivolous litigation.”