Brian Nieves keeps bringing the crazy to Missouri politics

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Politicians do and say outrageous things all the time. In Kansas, a state lawmaker suggested that the state confront illegal immigration the same way it deals with feral hogs: with rifles aimed from helicopters. Another lawmaker compared unplanned pregnancy with a flat tire. “We do need to plan ahead in life, don’t we?” Rep. Pete DeGraaf, a Mulvane Republican, said during the debate over a bill that prohibits insurance companies from offering abortion coverage in their general plans. The only exception: if the mother’s life is in danger. Rape victims are on their own.

What stands out about Missouri state Sen. Brian Nieves, though, is the relentlessness of his peculiar behavior. Some of it is sort of cute. In his online writings, Nieves struggles with proper spelling, and his use of exclamation points rivals that of a seventh-grader new to Facebook. His Twitter page is occasionally hard to follow, on account of his tendency to forget that posts are limited to 140 characters.

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