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From an outburst by a frustrated representative to a blizzard of activity in the House and Senate, it was a busy and headline-grabbing week in Concord at the State House.
Vaillancourt and O’Brien
Manchester Republican Rep. Steve Vaillancourt was removed, reprimanded and chastened for his “sieg heil” salute to House Speaker William O’Brien during a contentious exchange on a proposed voter ID bill.
The Tuesday outburst by Vaillancourt was widely…
Added by LFDA Editor on May 19, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments
Without question, Republican Rep. Steve Vaillancourt’s “sieg heil” outburst toward House Speaker O’Brien this week was inappropriate.
But the outburst speaks to a fundamental issue in the New Hampshire House: O’Brien is a my-way-or-the-highway tyrant who has created a level of political dysfunction in…