What Fools These Repub — These Mortals Be
In April, U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (R., AZ) warned the nation in one of his fact-free orations that if we gave federal funds to Planned Parenthood they would spend 90 percent of it on providing abortions. (The correct number is 3 to 4 percent.) Called at once on the grotesquely untrue remark, the senator hid out, but ultimately sent one of his aides out to explain that the senator hadn’t intended his statement to be taken as “factual.”
Whereupon Jon Stewart that night wondered, “So if I were to say Jon Kyl spends 90 percent of his time in the Senate drooling and farting…?”
And a few days later Sarah Palin, in Boston apparently to start her presidential run, got all reverential about Paul Revere’s ride “to warn the British.” Told that it was the Americans he was warning, not their approaching Redcoat enemies, she got all huffy. She tried a save by claiming she hadn’t “messed up” because it was, after all, Revere’s intention to warn the Redcoats they were going to get people pretty seriously annoyed with them if they didn’t go back to England and leave the Americans alone, wasn’t it?
Wouldn’t it be nicer for us, and less embarrassing for them, if the right-wing dweebs stopped pretending they knew what they were talking about?
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