Who's the adult and who's the kid?
Yesterday Wash Gov Gregoire signed an emergency law
suspending an Initiative passed two years ago. Initiative 960 required a 2/3 super-majority for every tax increase. The responsible part of the legislature, along with the excellent governor, understands that the current situation is serious enough to need flexibility, and also knows that you sometimes have to repeal or suspend laws.
The irresponsible part of the legislature (Republicans) are Superglued On Stupid, incapable of thinking or doing anything besides ZERO ZIP NADA TAXES! ZERO ZIP NADA TAXES! ZERO ZIP NADA TAXES!
The author of the Initiative, reputed to be an adult, was present at the signing. I'm sure he'd want me to give his name
And every political event needs a bit of decoration, so a cute kid was also present at the signing. Apparently the kid is writing a paper about the gov, and some press agent decided to bring her in. She certainly knew how to use her 15 seconds of fame!