Monday, March 19, 2012
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Craigslist Ad gives Genetski hope he isn’t left walking home to Saugatuck after having driver’s license suspended

LANSING – Following this morning’s ruling by an administrative law examiner suspending his driver’s license, State Rep. Bob Genetski (R-Saugatuck) was left scrambling for a ride to Lansing, cautiously optimistic he would find a driver in time for House session Tuesday morning. After the hearing, Progress Michigan published a job posting on Craigslist on Genetski’s behalf seeking a full-time driver “after being dealt a bad hand by Lady Justice.”

The job posting, which can be viewed here, requires potential applicants have a valid driver’s license as well as the ability to “stay within the speed limit.” Additionally, the ad especially encourages college students to apply so they can earn extra cash “to make up for the tuition increases I voted for last year…”

Rep. Genetski was arrested at about 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 19th, just hours following Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address. He was pulled over in East Lansing by a Michigan State University police officer and was subsequently arrested after refusing a Breathalyzer test.

“Judging by his blood alcohol level Genetski must have found something to celebrate in the governor’s State of the State address,” said David Holtz, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Politics aside, Rep. Genetski should be commended for being a real job creator since he’s going to need a chauffer now; he can put one lucky person back to work now after passing job-killing state budgets all of last year. Thank goodness he’ll be able to make the commute to Lansing — we all know House Republicans are going to need every vote they can muster for the anti-worker agenda they continue to push in Lansing.”


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