I don’t see any point in perpetuating the problems recently caused by the over the top allegations directed towards certain members of the House Leadership. Nothing noteworthy, certainly not newsworthy, happened to justify the level of attention this spat has received. I personally like Stace Nelson and David Lust, and believe they both offer a substantial contribution to the legislative process.
In my opinion, David Lust should not have been the only person apologizing at the hearing. In this case it appears he came across as the “bigger” man.
If you know any of the folks involved in this controversy, you know they are GOOD people. The whole incident looks ridiculous in the newspapers and local TV news and allows the SDDP and liberal blogs to salivate with glee over the infighting that pits Republican legislators against Republican legislators, especially Republicans who happen to agree on a vast array of topics.
I hope this controversy is the end of this circus. But I’m not going to hold my breath.