Republican Lawmaker Spends Tax Dollars on Resolution Honoring Himself

Having recently completed turning Tennessee into a present-day Xanadu, one local lawmaker finally found the time to focus his attention ob passing a resolution that has been far too long in coming: A resolution honoring himself.

"I think it's important for us as a state to say, 'Hey, great job on creating jobs and moving the ball forward,'" Sen. Jon Lundberg (R-Bristol) told WSMV.

The resolution was written by Lundberg's staff and honors the 20th anniversary of the State Senator's public relations firm.

"Ten years ago, I did this - I asked my state representative to do it. Now, the company is 20 years old, so who do I ask?" Lundberg told the NBC affiliate.

Asked about the $300 of taxpayer money that were spent on the self-congratulating resolution, Lundberg claimed he "reimbursed the state the cost of the paper and all of that."

According to WSMV, this isn't Lundberg's first abuse of the resolution system: He previously passed one honoring his daughter upon her graduation from high school.

[screengrab via WSMV-TV]