Thursday, January 27, 2011
The woman pictured above, Republican Beverly Gard of Indiana, says all students in Indiana public schools should be weighed each year, and the results entered into the state's database. She has proposed legislation requiring the age, sex, height, weight, and ethnicity of each and every public school student in the state be recorded. The data would be used to determine which parts of Indiana have the most fat kids.
Beyond that, there's not much real substance to her proposed law. No indication from Her Highness how the data would be used, protected, shared, manipulated, or accounted for.
She just wants to know where the fat kids are.
Ms. Gard has been in the Indiana State Senate since 1988. Her bio says she enjoys grandparenting and bird watching.
Perhaps Ms. Gard could strike up a friendship with Wisconsin's Julaine Appling, whom she resembles, and the two of them could form a JOA to function as a watchdog on our children's weight and morality.
Posted by Tim Morrissey at 2:00 PM