Ophelia Ford drafted a resolution honoring Justin Timberlake “for his highly successful music career and for his meritorious service to the State of Tennessee.”

Meritorious service? Anyone seen Timberlake do anything “meritorious”? Ever?

Evidently, neither can Ophelia. In the two pages of sycophantic praise of Timberlake’s accomplishments, there is nothing about service to Tennessee, meritorious or otherwise. Not one word.

The media is blaming big, bad Republicans for canning the resolution:

But state Sen. Raymond Finney, R-Maryville, removed it from a list of resolutions that is expected to get unanimous support in the Senate.

But Sen. Diane Black (R-Gallatin) had it exactly right when asked why the resolution was taken off the docket, saying simply:

Just read it.