[Buttars Watch] With so many good reasons to despise Chris Buttars, it's hard to keep up sometimes.
That's why I found myself recently Googling Judge Derek Pullan--a brain cramp made it difficult to recall exactly what Buttars' scathing letter to Pullan was about. Did Pullan grant joint custody to a lesbian mom? No. Rule that the DCFS is legally able to do its job? No.
Oh, that's right--Pullan ruled against one of Buttars' li'l buddies who bought some environmentally protected property and then sued when--surprise!--he wasn't allowed to build on it. (Seems to me a developer would be wise to check whether or not it's legal to develop property before purchasing it. I guess when you've got friends in the Senate, you don't have to worry about pissy little details like that--especially if your Senate friends are far more concerned with other people's sexual morality than they are with their own political ethics.)
In a February story about the Pullan incident, the Provo Daily Herald ran this AP photo, taken during Buttars' 2006 bid to require public schools teach so-called "intelligent design" creation theories as if they were genuine science. Great photo, AP! (Brandon Burt)