Welcome to Big Time Small-Time Dicks, a regular column on The Slot that explores local politicians, small-town scandals and everything else making life miserable on a local level. This week: The year in dicks, remembered.
Alabama State Rep. Alan Harper, age 58 and “very, very white” according to the Daily Beast, looks like the villain in every Disney movie starring an animal. On Monday, this leader of the American South shared a message with his 2,551 Facebook friends: embrace the holiday spirit and boycott stores owned by immigrants.
In the embarrassing wake of two scandals involving two different Missouri lawmakers who have both been forced to quit after accusations that they sexually harassed their interns, the Missouri House is discussing instituting a new dress code. For the interns. That’s it. That’ll do it.