It hardly seems like a year has gone by since we last celebrated glaring stupidity.
You’ve got to admit, there was no shortage of that in 2011. Which means it’s time for the annual Dano Awards, named after yours truly.
Many believe I’m king of this genre; that I will never abdicate its throne. But there are plenty of princes, princesses and poseurs out there. This yearly effort is dedicated to them.
The Dano in the “Thou Shalt Burn Taxpayers’ Money” category goes to the Giles County School Board, which is being sued because of its 3-2 vote to allow the display of the Ten Commandments in public schools.
True, the school board’s lawyers are volunteers. The rub is, the attorneys for the plaintiffs are not, necessarily.
When and if the board gets torpedoed in court, Giles County may be forced to pay a bunch of commandments-curbing lawyers for their time and effort. In similar cases, that’s amounted to hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars.
They may even have to pay extra because their attorney-volunteers tried to intimidate the plaintiffs into dropping the lawsuit. Stick that thought in your Christmas stockings, Giles taxpayers.
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