Laura Leslie –– who should be unemployed due to the foul social media screeds she posted against conservatives and Christians a few years back — is miffed. House leadership apparently evicted the lazy drive-bys from their alleged “work” space — where they awaited news to be delivered to them and played with a makeshift FUBAR-meter — and turned it into a private meeting room / lounge for House members.
Now, it’s rare that I take the side of the scoundrels in House leadership. But, I have to admit, THIS is pretty funny.
Three months after Republican legislative leaders booted the State Capitol press corps from its longtime quarters in the Legislative Building, the purpose has become clear – to create a private, members-only lounge where lawmakers can take refuge from the press, constituents and lobbyists.
The room’s official opening was Monday, though an electronic lock on the unmarked door ensures only a member’s security badge can open it.
Partitions block the room from the view of people outside in the hall. Inside, chairs, sofas and cushions emblazoned with state symbols complete the retreat, while the walls feature giant photos from the state parks system.
The change was directed by Legislative Services Director Paul Coble, who also has a key to the room. Coble did not respond to a request for an interview, and House Speaker Tim Moore‘s office didn’t respond, either.[…]