But now I hear of a bill that contains the ultimate in trivia, yet it is almost a sacrilege if you are a Floridian, especially a native one. It seems they are considering a bill making some changes into what can be placed on a specialty license plate, you know, the ones you pay extra for in order to tout your favorite school, hobby, occupation or lifestyle. It wouldn't get a blink of my eye except in this case the moniker that would be added is.......Auburn University. Really, legislators, you are thinking about putting Auburn on a Florida license plate?
I guess it's all about money and I'm sure there are a large number of Auburn alums who would like this, after all, someone from Auburn had to be the one to suggest it. And I'm not an antagonist of Auburn, a fine school, and I'm not even a Florida school graduate since I came to the Sunshine State just over twenty years ago. It's just that there seems something just not right about a Florida motor vehicle traveling around the state sporting a state sanctioned Auburn Tigers official license plate.
I guess the legislature can't be too busy if this is some of the stuff that they spend their time on in Tallahassee. Then again, we probably don't know a lot of what they do up there that is a waste of time and money. Writing legislation just to say you did it is never a good idea, at least not in this Conservative's mind.
And that gives me an idea. Maybe I should just ask that my Arizona Wildcats be approved for my license plate. Then again, I don't have a big lobby group behind me, nor is UA likely to have a big supportive following around here. But it was a thought. Oh, well, at least they've made it to the Sweet 16 tonight. Go 'Cats.