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Illinois State Legislator Throws A Hissy Fit For America

By Samantha Abernethy in News on May 30, 2012 4:40PM

State Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) is pissed off. The southern Illinois representative was not happy with a Democrat-backed pension reform bill that cleared a House committee Tuesday, and he wants you to know it. It's not about the content of the bill, though. It's about the way it was presented.

“These damn bills that come out here all the damn time, come out here at the last second!” Bost said. “I’ve got to figure out how to vote for my people!”

Our favorite part is when Bost throws the papers in the air and tries to punch them as they fall to the ground. We could mock him, but we're sort of happy to see someone so passionate about their job. His colleagues are mostly unfazed by his tantrum. Found via ProPublica's "Officials Say The Darnedest Things."