Friday, May 05, 2006

Walker The Flogger

Senate District 41 candidate Greg Walker (R) is getting some support for his bizarre proposal to implement flogging as a form of criminal punishment, although we doubt it is the kind of support he was hoping for. The new site,, cites a letter-to-the-editor Walker sent to the Columbus Republic nearly three years ago, long before he decided to step into politics. Walker wrote then:

Flogging would have a high deterrent factor, be inexpensive, would not keep the perpetrator from working to support himself and any dependents, could be administered swiftly, and most importantly, would alter behavior. If properly, publicly administered, the corporal punishment would steer the offending citizen to chose constructive recreational alternatives to drug abuse.

This is just the beginning of the effort to marginalize Walker after his upset win over Senate President Pro Tem Bob Garton in Tuesday's primary. And so far, he's making that pretty easy for his opponents.

1 comment:

Gary R. Welsh said...

I agree Jeff. If Democrats really played it right, they could make him the poster boy for all that is wrong with the Christian right takeover of the Republican Party in this state.