Ladies and gentlemen, meet Tom Coburn, hypocrite.
On the death penalty, he said: "I favor the death penalty for abortionists and other people who take life."
Now, of course, I am pro-choice so I think that is just nutty, the hypocrisy comes in when he admits that he has performed the procedure twice.
And there is more hypocrisy from Mr. "Pro-Life" that I would imagine the GOP pro-life base will not like much. From the New York Times:
Dr. Tom Coburn, a physician and Republican Senate candidate who is facing accusations that he sterilized a young woman without her permission 14 years ago, now says he performed similar procedures on "lots" of under-age women at their request.
Wah? You are against abortions period, but it's okay for you to steralize a minor, once without authorization and "plenty" of times when you let a minor make that decision by themselves?
Dig this explanation right out of the "brain-stem logic" handbook:
He replied: "I've done this lots to women who have come in with emergency things who have asked me to sterilize them, under-age. When they've already had three babies."
I cannot imagine the GOP holding this seat, which is a shocker in Oklahoma. Granted Brad Carson is not my ideological cup of tea, but he's no Zell Miller either.