Friday, June 27, 2008

This day in Irony: Vitter and Craig tout "sacredness" of marriage

On Wednesday, a group of Senators introduced a new Amendment to the US Constitution. No, this was not the long-hoped for "casual Fridays" amendment. This particular piece of legislation pertains to marriage, or more specifically, the desire to cordon marriage off like the velvet ropes of some *fabulous* club, allowing in - ironically, in the context of the metaphor - only straight couples.

Also ironic? That two of the resolution's are David Vitter and Larry Craig. Most of you know Larry Craig from his wide-stanced hijinx in the Minneapolis airport. Perhaps less well-known is Senator Vitter, who was part of the DC Madame scandal, a proprietor whose brothel services Vitter initially denied using... that is, until they found his phone records. Dumbass.

Perhaps the text of the amendment should have been edited to read: Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman (and that man's whore(s) and/or anonymous male bathroom sex partners).

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