Maybe it’s the water in Cheyenne, or a surge of Republican testosterone.
But there’s something about the Wyoming legislative session that turns otherwise rational, reasonable men into a pack of chest-bumping bro’s trying to out-redneck each other.
This year the aggressive posturing has reached a near-absurd low. First, the governor moved to effectively squash wind power in Wyoming.
Then came a slew of bills railing against the federal government, stopping just short of secession. Five bills challenging federal authority have passed the House, including one that would further sanctify the Cowboy State’s central obsession: guns.
Rep. Keith Gingery, R-Jackson, talks of a “palpable anger” toward the federal government from Wyoming residents.
What are they so angry about?
Oh, yeah: We elected a black Democrat president.