That's one "good thing" freshman state representative Tim Miller (R-Prinsburg) has learned about "real quick" since being sworn in as a leader a week ago.
Introducing himself to colleagues on the Minnesota House Ag Finance Committee, Miller shared his insight that "I'm learning real quick as a legislator that free food is a good thing."
We've clipped the audio here:
A friend who was watching the hearing in the public seating in the meeting room told Bluestem Prairie that the other legislators sat back a little in their seats at that moment, since the acceptance of "free food" by Minnesota lawmakers is governed by law in Minnesota.
In independent expenditures sent against Miller's opponent and other incumbent Democrats, Republican-friendly outside interest groups also painted the state legislature as a place where officeholders helped themselves.
To hear his entire introduction, listen here.
Mike Huckabee and Tim Miller not into Beyoncé
A news item from Associated Press writer Thomas Beaumont, Huckabee slams Obama for letting daughters listen to Beyoncé, reminded us that Miller also isn't a fan of the pop singer (screenshot above).
While promoting his new book, Huckabee told People magazine, ". . . they don't see anything that might not be suitable" in the lyrics and a Beyoncé choreography "best left for the privacy of her bedroom."
Huckabee described the Grammy Award-winning Beyoncé in his book as "mental poison."
After the pop singer's 2013 Super Bowl halftime show, Miller commented on a local radio station's Facebook query that Beyoncé's performance was "selling" something:
who needs a wardrobe malfunction when the wardrobe is already exposing everything and the dancing is selling it.
Never mind that in part of the halftime show, she was singing about putting a ring on it. Let's just hope there's never a Slut Walk at the State Capitol when Miller's around to be offended.
Screenshots: Tim Miller's Facebook selfie (above); screenshot of Miller's assessment of Beyoncé's 2013 Super Bowl halftime show (below).
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