Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Quote of the Day


"Having looked at the current proposal, I believe there is no need to direct by statute that further invasive ultrasound procedures be done. Mandating an invasive procedure in order to give informed consent is not a proper role for the state. No person should be directed to undergo an invasive procedure by the state, without their consent, as a precondition to another medical procedure."

-- Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, backing slowly away from the hissing cobra that is the Virginia state legislature's proposal that would force a woman to undergo an invasive vaginal ultrasound if she wants an abortion

Remember that McDonnell was all gung-ho on the idea just a few days ago -- before the wrath of God descended on him from everywhere.

See? These idiots can be beaten back. All you have to do is punch hard enough.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

McDonnell is still gung-ho about punishing women who don't subscribe to his nutjob pro-life views. It's just that the recent press outlets (Daily Show, SNL) that have turned Virginia Republicans into a joke and him into a laughing stock make his vice presidential aspirations slowly fade. He may be too toxic for VEEP nomination now--it's Bob's 'macaca' moment.

Chez said...

Bingo.

JohnF said...

I'm fully willing to do the punching.

Matt said...

Yep, and when your own Republican speaker of the house mocks you by buying and passing out Girl Scout Cookies all through the session, time to shut the fuck up and hide in shame.
http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/22/10478761-anti-girl-scout-state-rep-faces-pushback-ridicule