Gray Sasser (remember him?) went on Steve Gill's radio show to give the Democratic spiel on the House coup d'état. After hearing Rep. Brenda Gilmore deliver the same message on Bob Mueller's Sunday show, we feel like we got the talking points fax ourselves. Here's what they're saying: Democrats are the grown-ups in the room here. We're ready to work with Republicans in this time of economic crisis for the betterment of the state.
"I'm hopeful there will be some bipartisan spirit emerge in the House of Representatives," Sasser said. "It's kind of too early to tell. The whining and complaining doesn't do any good. It's time to put on your pants and let's see what we can get done in this legislative session."
That's the first talking point. No need to even mention the Republicans, certainly you don't criticize them. You're above all that ugly partisanship, get it? Then, for the real clincher, you gracefully allude to Barack Obama and hope and change
More Sasser: "As we work to balance the state budget ... this is going to be a session where everybody's looking for the best solution possible. In Washington right now, people on both sides of the aisle are trying to put down their partisan swords and working on a stimulus package, and hopefully the people in the legislature will do the same thing and work through a budgetary package."