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The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
So Where is the Video?
One more step in the Republican Party's continuing campaign to make it absolutely impossible to tell the difference between real news and satire: Oklahoma Senate candidate Tom Coburn is taking on the new issue
of teen lesbians.
The Republican Senate candidate in Oklahoma warns of "rampant" lesbianism in some schools in the state in a tape released Monday by his Democratic opponent....
In the tape released by the campaign of Brad Carson, the Democratic candidate, Coburn says a campaign worker from Coalgate told him that "lesbianism is so rampant in some of the schools in southeast Oklahoma that they'll only let one girl go to the bathroom. Now think about it. Think about that issue. How is it that that's happened to us?"
Joe McCulley, school superintendent in Coalgate, chuckled when asked about Coburn's remark.
"He knows something I don't know. We have not identified anything like that. We have not had to deal with any issues on that subject -- ever," McCulley said.
Now, as a hetero male myself, I am well aware that many of us spend more time contemplating hot teen lesbian action than is strictly necessary. Indeed, almost every day I receive e-mail premised on this very fact. But at least when running for office, it has traditionally been considered bad form to discuss this particular interest in public. Mr Coburn, however, clearly feels that the time for action - what action is unclear - on teen lesbianism has arrived. After all, if nothing is done now, these young women may soon move to Florida and take up pool.
(Thanks to Kos.)