Posted by on Mar 7, 2009 in Palaver |

A jackass named John Tassoni Jr., who is a Democratic state senator in Rhode Island, has introduced a bill that would create a youth sports oversight council that would, according to this CNN story, “act as mediator in disputes between parents of youth athletes and sports officials.”

No word yet on whether Tassoni will propose a similar agency to mediate whose turn it is to take down the trash.

Assuming the good people of the Ocean State laugh off Tassoni’s bid, he will have done us all a service by demonstrating that P.J. O’Rourke’s perfect description extends to the state level. “The founding fathers, in their wisdom,” O’Rourke wrote, “devised a method by which our republic can take 100 of its most prominent numskulls and keep them out of the private sector where they might do actual harm.”