Committee chair Sen. Kenneth Stolle called the bill “a distraction.” Sen. Thomas K. Norment said that news reports made it seem like lawmakers were preoccupied with the low-pants issue, and commented, “I find that an indignation, which dampens my humor.” Excuse me? Was that Sen. Thomas K. Norment, or Sen. Foghorn Leghorn? “It dampens my — I say it dampens my humor, boy.”
Sadly, the Virginia Senate has already killed the low-pants legislation that passed the state House on Tuesday. After a standing-room-only hearing, a Senate committee voted unanimously to kill the bill, apparently having been embarrassed by news reports about it.