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MRP: Classless Display: Nixon Storms Out of State of State Address

January 16th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

Jay seems to have being disrespectful down to a a science!

JEFFERSON CITY _ In a rude and disrespectful display unbecoming of a statewide official from any political party, an angry and red-faced Jay Nixon abruptly stormed out during last night’s State of the State address 10 minutes into the speech and headed directly home, according to several eyewitness accounts.

While Democrat lawmakers and statewide officials showed respect for the Office of the Governor and the decorum of the Missouri House, Nixon shook his head in apparent disgust and whispered comments to fellow Democrat Susan Montee before exiting the House chamber at 7:10 p.m. Nixon then left the Capitol in his political vehicle a few minutes later for home. Such was Nixon’s rage that he left a side House gallery door open upon exiting that had to be closed by a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol providing security.

Sad thing is, even Claire McCaskill stayed for Gov. Matt Blunt’s entire first State of the State address a month after losing the 2004 election to the governor.

“Jay Nixon’s disrespectful temper tantrum proves that he does not possess the qualities and temperament that Missourians expect from a person who is seeking the state’s highest office. The last thing Missourians want is an impulsive hot head in the governor’s office, and Jay Nixon’s behavior last night shows that he is consumed by political ambition,” said Paul Sloca, communications director for the Missouri Republican Party. “Jay Nixon didn’t want to hear the truth about the positive direction of our state because he obviously can’t handle the truth. It was an inappropriate display of political frustration that even Missouri Democrats should be embarrassed by.”

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