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Video: Don’t Mess with “Mike the Tiger”…or with LSU Alumnus, Virginia Del. Don Scott!

"I think this would only prevent people like you who might want to *pet* him..."

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The following exchange, between and Del. Don Scott (D-HD80) and Del. Chris Head (R-HD17) shows why you shouldn’t mess with LSU’s mascot “Mike the Tiger”…or with LSU law school alumnus Del. Don Scott (D-HD).  Here’s how it went down:

  1. Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-HD10), speaking on SB1030 regarding humans interacting with “dangerous captive animals,” briefly explains the bill and asks for the House of Delegates to pass the bill.
  2. Del. Chris Head (R-HD17) asks whether Del. Don Scott (D-HD80) will rise for a question.
  3. Del. Scott responds, “I don’t know why I *would* [laughter], but because I’m not that bright, what’s your question, sir?”
  4. Del. Head asks, “I would ask the delegate, since I believe he is an LSU grad, if this bill passes, would this prohibit LSU from bringing [tiger mascot] Mike into the Commonwealth?”
  5. Del. Scott verbally body slams Del. Head: “I think this would only prevent people like you who might want to *pet* him from…” [inaudible due to uproarious laughter]
  6. Del. Head concedes defeat in that exchange, lol: “I thank the gentleman.”

Ouch! And note for future reference: do not *ever* engage in a contest of wits with Del. Don Scott – the guy’s (metaphorically) more lethal than Mike the Tiger!

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