In Macbeth, Act V, Scene V, Shakespeare gives us, “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
Yesterday Colorado State Legislator Doug Bruce succeeded in simultaneously embarrassing and insulting everyone in my state. He was arguing against a measure that would legally bring in Mexican migrant workers to help our state’s farmers who have been experiencing seasonal labor shortages since 911.
From the floor of the House, “I have read the bill twice (and) the more I read it, the more I dislike it,” Bruce said. “I’d like to have the opportunity to state at the microphone why I don’t think we need 5,000 illiterate peasants in Colorado.”
You don’t want to miss the full story on this. After having time to reflect, he not only failed to apologize, but he confirmed, “There was nothing untrue about the statement.”
Sorry Mr. Shakespeare, sometimes the tale told by an idiot is signifying something; I’ll leave it to everyone out there to decide what it signifies for you.