Ballot Asses


David Goldstein of Washington state is mad at Tim Eyman, sponsor of various successful anti-tax ballot intitiatives in that state. So Goldstein is sponsoring Initiative 831, which would, in Goldstein's formulation, officially declare that the people of Washington "do hereby proclaim that Tim Eyman is a Horse's Ass."

Alas, the Bowdlers in the Attorney General's office find that language a little too spicy, and want it changed to the bland, uninformative "a disparaging term that denotes a self-important, silly or stupid person." Goldstein is suing to get his original, tougher language on the ballot.