Once again a GUARDIAN reader has a solution for a major state issue. This from Gordon–
Gov. Butch has suggested putting up tents to house some of the rapidly increasing prison population. But prison officials say you just can’t trust some of those
cons; they might simply cut a hole in the side of a tent and escape.
So, how about putting Butch’s tents up for our overflowing Capitol population?
They’d be a lot cheaper than the proposed underground digs, even cheaper than school-type portables, could be taken down at the end of each session and stored until the next one, and surely we could trust our honorable lawmakers not to cut holes in the sides and try to escape.
And, unlike at the prison, we wouldn’t need to install any heating systems, since our solons definitely can supply plenty of hot air to fend off the chill.
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