A Nurse with a Gun

Friday, January 20, 2006

She Doesn't Get It.....

On the heels of the recall effort against Louisiana's handwringing incompetent Governor, a memo has been issued to the heads of all state agencies in Louisiana. The memo, issued on Jan. 13, reminds state employees that "No employee in the classified service and no member of the Commission shall take active part in an effort to recall from office an elected public official, or seek, solicit or attempt to coerce any person including any employee in the classified service and any member of the Commission into participating in any such effort or signing a recall petition except that nothing contained herein shall prevent an employee in the classified service or member of the Commission from signing a recall petition."

The list of forbidden activities drones on. It states that a state classified employee may sign a recall petition. However, a state classified employee may not take any active part in a recall effort. Examples of what a state classified employee may not do are:

1. Circulate a recall petition

2. Ask others to sign a recall petition

3. Offer to mail a recall petition for others

4. Man a table collecting signatures on a recall petition

5. E-mail a recall petition to others

Signing a recall petition is personal business, not to be conducted on state time or using state resources, the memo read.

Employees may not sign and submit recall petitions on line from their state computers, the memo read.

What a gal! To view the entire memo, and to verify this kettle of fish does indeed stink, click here. Wah wah wah. Go wring your hands Govie.


Blogger Dr. StrangeGun said...

"what a gal!"

I think you might have made a typo, did you intend to write "What gall!"?


8:16 AM  
Blogger AlanDP said...

Make that unmitigated gall.

Just unbelievable. Her time is up. On my own blog, this is where I would say, "get ready to drive the golf cart at Walmart."

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She could hardly have made a better case for recalling her.

Now, if I were the intended target of this policy, I'd go out of my way to disobey. But that's just me.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Pawpaw said...

Actually, guys, that memo just restates the state law, and it has been around much, much longer than Gov Blanco. Civil Servants can't take part in the political process, except for voting. They can't campaign, they can't endorse, they can't even have a bumper sticker on their car. It is all in the law that keeps civil servants above the fray.

As despicable as the timing of the memo seems, it just restates the law.

I got one of those every election cycle (every four years) for twenty years.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Pawpaw said...

I blogged the law, here: http://pawpawshouse.blogspot.com/2006/01/blanco-memo.html, with links.

8:37 AM  

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