“Just last week I got my annual colonoscopy at the photo centre. I swallowed a waterproof disposable camera, had a bag-boy punch me to make the shutter go off… hung out in the coffee aisle until it passed, and an hour later got a clean bill of health … and a free set of doubles for my family.”
-Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report, finding it difficult to keep it together during a segment on Sen. Jon Kyl’s inane suggestion that “well over 90% of what Planned Parenthood does” is abortion services. The figure is closer to 3%. The Senator’s office explained the discrepancy by claiming that he had not intended his words to be taken as a factual statement, a statement which was itself later revealed to be not intended as a factual statement because it “in retrospect, made no sense”. I bet you’ll have to read this paragraph twice.
So, let’s look at some facts, shall we?
1. Planned Parenthood does great work for the overall sexual health of women. 2. This country is full of women, most of whom value the services of Planned Parenthood, and some of whom vote. 3. Mocking assholes is funny.