A new Colorado state legislator is well on his way to making friends and influencing people after being sworn in this week.
State Rep Douglas Bruce (left) started off by kicking a news photographer for taking his picture during swearing in ceremonies. From CBS4 in Denver:
"When Rocky Mountain News photographer Javier Manzano took his photo during the traditional morning prayer, Bruce, who was standing, brought the sole of his shoe down hard on the photographer's bent knee. A CBS4 News videographer saw Bruce make a kicking motion, but didn't see the actual contact."
On top of that, Rep Bruce made a fuss that the whole legislature should convene to watch him be sworn in. He's a mid-term replacement -- and they don't get that kind of respect. In the end, he was sworn in with no other lawmakers willing to show.
He's going to love the senority system. (CBS4)