Congratulations to State Representative and fellow Storyville fan Norma Chavez on her graduation from the University of Texas last weekend. I know she was proud to be on the list of graduates.
Sadly however, she does not appear to be on the El Paso County Sheriff’s list of elected officials who deputies are encouraged to drive home when drunk. And that, as anyone who has ever spent quality time in El Paso knows, is an important list to be on. Because, after all, what else is there to do in El Paso besides drink? Well, besides drink and that one other thing, but you know what I mean.
It seems that Chavez has requested an amendment to the El Paso County ethics bill that their delegation has been tussling over all session – that deputies be prohibited from driving elected officials home after said elected officials have been…well…”over-served,” as they say.
I actually think Norma has a point. Sheriff’s deputies shouldn’t be driving anybody, especially elected officials, when the elected officials are drunk. The reason I think this is because I think too highly of El Paso’s elected officials, and I’m guessing the deputies are themselves too drunk to drive.
What’s next – outlawing drunk texting for elected officials?