Irvine Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, who claims to have coined and popularized the term “Nanny-State,” saw his proposal to issue temporary disblility plackards to pregnant women die in the Assembly Transportation Committee yesterday.
DeVore failed to notice that pregnant women can receive disabled placards if their doctors diagnose major mobility problems.
DeVore told the Sacramento Bee that his bill would assist women who are not necessarily disabled but are havig a particularly painful day, or have swollen feet, or have given birth and find themselves struggling to switch their newborn from a car seat to a stroller in a parking lot with cars jetting by.
By Chuck’s logic, then any mother of twins, or for that matter any number of children, should have a handicapped placard. God knows, managing a couple kids at one time has to be a “struggle.”
This of course from a guy who would probably oppose legislation requiring more handicapped spaces in parking lots and increasing the fines for people who park in them without placards.