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... and what would have been a more rational response?
I don't worry too much about Republicans and assorted wingnuts taking my advice on methods for not being crazy, so I've written a post on my blog Bluestate Geogia outlining why hiding behind a printer might not be the only option open to a legislator who is asked questions by a reporter.
The Georgia House and Senate are crazy to an astonishing degree at the moment. Recently Bryan Long from Better Georgia filmed part of a seminar for state senators on Agenda 21 mind control before he was discovered and ousted from the room. This incident was notable only because it was uncovered and filmed. No doubt this is the tip of the iceberg, and the undiscovered crazy runs deep.
It's hard to expect legislators inundated with the tea party crazy which afflicts the contemporary GOP to behave in a sane manner. But we can't lose sight of the fact that as entertaining as GOP antics can be, the GOP has supermajority control over the Georgia legislature. Clowns are for the circus, not for crafting legislation.
The answer to the question "Why did Georgia's state senator Bill Heath hid behind a printer" is: "Because he's crazy." Our next question should be "Why isn't the Democratic Party of Georgia targetting and contesting seats held by lunatics?"