Freshman hazing, now frowned upon in many of our finer institutions of higher education, is alive and well in the Texas Legislature. I don’t know what kind of hazing goes on behind closed doors, but I do know the verbal variety is meted out very publicly in legislative chambers and committee rooms.
A first-term legislator knows he or she is about to become a hazee when a phrase akin to this is uttered by an upperclassman: “This is your first bill, isn’t it?”
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