Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Governor of Indiana defines Chutzpa

Yiddish has a number of words that can only be defined with a story; chutzpa is one of those words. The classic definition is a story of two brothers who are before a judge being sentenced and ask the court for mercy since they are orphans. They had been found guilty of the crime of killing their mother and father.

Governor Pence last week visited the Chevy Assembly Plant in Ft. Wayne where they announced an expansion – the Governor was on hand for this announcement. It was very fitting after he and his fellow Indian lawmakers enacted a number of anti union laws over the last few months. I am certain the members of UAW Local 2209 welcomed him with open arms. Actually it is my understanding they had their hands in their pockets holding onto their wallets.  Chutzpa.

In this morning’s Indy Star was an article about how Governor Pence wrote a letter to the Indy Pride Festival "On behalf of the people of Indiana, welcome to Indianapolis," Pence wrote in the letter. "I am confident that those of you who traveled from out of state will come to know our famous Hoosier Hospitality." Now this is extreme chutzpa from the champion of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  

Of course with the election coming up next year, Pence has to start the process to fool the voters now.

Chutzpa is one of those words that no language other than Yiddish can define.  Well actually Governor Pence did a good job in the Hoosier definition.

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