Item One, the Michigan House:
While discussing a bill that would erode the availability of abortion, Reps. Barb Byrum and Lisa Brown introduced an amendment to apply the same regulations to vasectomies that GOP lawmakers wanted to add to abortion services. The debate grew heated, as Republicans sought to gravel down the women. Byrum was not permitted to speak in favor of the measure and Brown was repeatedly interrupted. “I’m flattered that you want to get in my vagina, but no means no,” she said.What really drove the GOP crazy was the word "vagina". I like broad sweeping analogies as much as the next person, so I'm guessing the GOP males who lead the Michigan House have not spent a lot of time contemplating lady parts. It's just wham, bam, thank you ALEC.
Item Two, Arizona:
After losing the special election in Arizona to succeed Gabrielle Giffords in Congress, two-time Republican candidate Jesse Kelly has announced that he is dropping out of the race for a full term in November.
“I would like to thank our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, my wife Aubrey, and our supporters for their unwavering commitment to the values that make America great,” Kelly said in a statement.Yes good ol' Jesus Christ, America's most famous political active citizen.
And finally, Item Three, who says Mitt Romney's grew out of his youthful hijinks and imbecility?
"Jolly ho, Tag, Ben, Craig, Joffrey and uh, Whatsyourname are you up for some japery?"
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]