“We’ve not yet to find out exactly what they’ve done. We’ve asked for a report, just a one-page report, ‘What have you all produced?’ And we’ve yet to be able to find that exactly. We won’t cut anything back if they are legitimately doing something, but for the life of me, we can’t figure out what they do.
As we walked out of Ramsey’s little presser, who should we encounter but House Democratic caucus chairman Mike Turner?
Q: Ramsey says he’s not necessarily willing to fund the infant mortality programs.
Turner: He said what?
Q: He said he might not fund the infant mortality programs.
Turner: Then we don’t have a deal. That’ll kill the deal. We’re close and I don’t want to say too much that you guys might twist around, but we will not back up on infant mortality.
Q: The suggestion seems to be that the office doesn’t do anything.
Turner: Well, if saving babies’ lives is not doing anything, I guess they don’t do anything. But I’m not going to let you guys draw me into this. I’m not saying anything else. I’m not saying anything else. It’s like crack cocaine, you guys with me, but I’m not saying anything else.
Update: Shelby County commissioner writes, "State senators flunk moral responsibility test" by eliminating programs aimed at saving babies' lives.