Mike Pence, aged zombie Ken doll and United States vice president, declared on Sunday that he is confident education secretary pick Betsy DeVos will be confirmed. Pence indicated that he will use his tie-breaking vote to resolve the current 50-50 Senate gridlock.
It’s tough getting back to work after a big snowstorm. I guess it’s extra hard for men, because apparently it was an all-female crew that turned up at the Senate this morning.
Yesterday, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski became the third sitting Republican senator to publicly support marriage equality, in an eloquent op-ed that details her lunch with a lesbian couple whom she nominated as "Angels in Adoption":
On yesterday's Meet the Press, Arizona's John McCain, the crankiest Senator from the nuttiest state, told host David Gregory that Republicans might want to consider dropping this whole uterine crusade thing and focus on things that don't make people think conservatives hate women. You know you're doing something wrong…
It would take quite a monumental asshole to oppose providing assistance to victims of domestic violence. But, here we are in 2012, enmeshed in serious discussions about whether a woman's boss should be able to decide what health care she's allowed to purchase through insurance and if a woman carrying a stillborn fetus…
Another shot fired in the long-running Murkowski-Palin feud, but also... true. Murkowski told Katie Couric she wants a candidate who "goes to bed at night and wakes up in the morning thinking about how we're going to deal with" issues.
Watch out, world. Lisa Murkowski is running as a write-in candidate, and she doesn't care who she pisses off.
"You have to be rich or weird," suggested John Hockenberry on NPR this morning, referring to last night's primaries. In Alaska's surprisingly too-close-to-call Republican Senate primary, though, a Palin endorsement and anti-choice politics seemed to tip the scales.