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Video: Head Shaking, Awkward Laughter at Alexandria City Council Meeting as Dick Saslaw Muses About Whether It’s “better for the kid to have a police record or the footprint of the vice principal’s shoe on his rear end”

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Last night, the Alexandria City Council held its legislative meeting with its Delegates/State Senators. Among the participants was VA Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw, who mostly gave a routine overview of the 2021 legislative session. Until the end of his remarks, when he said those dreaded words, “by the way.” And I say “dreaded” because when Saslaw heads into stream of consciousness, you never know what’s going to come out of his mouth. In this case, Saslaw mused on school resource officers as follows:

“By the way, I was listening to the last part of your city council meeting about you know school resource officers. If you go back and check – and you were a little kid then, I wasn’t – there were no school resource officers until after  -and I voted to do away with corporal punishment – but you know, I tell somebody in retrospect is it better for the kid to have a police record or the footprint of the vice principal’s shoe on his rear end, you know, on his way back to class?  So you know, if you go back and check, that didn’t happen until after we did away with corporal punishment. And I voted to do away with it, but that point was made to me by a principal believe it or not, a retired principal. Something to think about.”

Note the reactions – head shaking, awkardness, grimaces, uncomfortable laughter, etc. – by those listening to this drivel. I mean, what can you say about Saslaw at this point? That he has no internal filter? That he’s the opposite of “politically correct?” I mean, this is the same guy who once argued, using crude language, that we don’t need no stinkin’ ethics laws. That the guy’s 81 years old and maybe he should seriously think about sailing off into the sunset for a much-deserved retirement in Hawaii (or wherever) at this point? LOL

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