Tired of being the butt of below-the-belt jokes about the Virginia House's asinine passage of the "droopy drawers" bill, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee held a brief special session to quickly dispense of the bill on a unanimous vote. Showing the cracks that had emerged in the previously bipartisan support for the bill, the Chairman of the committee, Senator Kenneth Stolle (R), was quoted saying:
“I think that bill is an embarrassment to Virginia, nationally and internationally...I wanted to stop the embarrassment.”
There is one way to ensure that low-rider pants will stay in fashion -- and that's for adults in business suits to declare them illegal.
Thanks to the Senate Courts of Justice Committee for clearing the way for low riders to fall out of fashion, the old fashioned way.
(BTW, kudos to the Washington Post editorial page today for coming up with the most cheeky pun of all on this bill. The Post called it a " a crotchety proposal". Brilliant.)