Well, it's going to be full of something.
Read it all here. It's going to be full of decorum?
As chairman of the executive board, Olson said he will request the session be closed to protect the privacy of witnesses.The session would be fair to all involved, Olson said.
"There's no way in heck I would ever condone deposing an 18-year-old kid" in public, he said.
"My thinking is, it's going to be full of decorum," Olson said.
The Legislature's executive board was scheduled to meet Nov. 27-28. Olson said those are now the proposed dates of the special session, so the executive board meeting might be moved to December."I don't know whether the executive board would really want to get involved in that," Pederson said.
The executive board's vice chairman, state Rep. Gordon Pederson, R-Wall, said the issue involving Sutton "is something for the Senate itself, the Senate leadership and the Senate body."
Regardless of Ed's position as head of the executive board, the basic fact is that he does happen to get a say in whether it's open or not. And his say is only one vote, same as anyone else.
And he's going to be fighting the tide on this one. I did a survey of a few legislators on my e-mail list last night, and there was no ambiguity whatsoever.
What did I hear? "There isn't one chance in a million that I would vote to close the Session to the public," "That would be a huge mistake," "Ed is one vote, and he's going to lose this one." Those statement all seem to match the sentiment of Gordon Pederson who noted above that the matter "is something for the Senate itself, the Senate leadership and the Senate body."
No matter what Ed's feelings on it are, there's no way they'll close the session to the public. None whatsoever.