“All that it does is prevent some dwarfs from getting jobs they would be happy to get,” says Florida state representative Ritch Workman, referring to a 1989 Florida law that punishes bars for hosting “dwarf tossing” events. “In this economy, or any economy, why would we want to prevent people from getting gainful employment?”
Workman may have a point. If a little person we think this is the politically correct term nowadays wants to sell his dignity, well, shouldn’t that be up to him? Whatever you think of dwarf tossing, though, the very existence of this controversy is just so Florida. Only in Florida would dwarf tossing be widespread enough in the first place to inspire a law against it. And only in Florida would an elected official spend his time trying to repeal that law for the sake of adding, like, four jobs to the economy, and at the cost of making his state even more of a national joke.
Cerabino: Lawmaker wants state to reinstate dwarf tossing [Palm Beach Post News via Political Wire]