This is Oklahoma Senator (and gynecologist) Tom Coburn who was elected to represent the kind people of Oklahoma in the U.S. Senate. His interpretation of that responsibility is, apparently, to keep everyone else from fucking. The New York Post reported this morning about a GAO report on the FDA's interpretation of the law on labeling condoms, which some would like to see change to reflect both what condoms effectively prevent when used properly (pregnancy and the transmission of HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis) and what they less effectively counter (HPV and herpes). What the Post fails to mention is that the report is in response to Senator Coburn, who has had something up his butt about condom labeling since at least 1999. In Coburn's "never fuck unless you're married and want a kid" mentality, putting scare labels on condoms will keep the people of America and the world from having sex because, as the AIDS rate in the world effectively demonstrates, scaring people about disease transmission keeps them from fucking. (In unrelated notes, he also conducts a sex ed lecture for summer interns every year to keep them from fucking and once said that lesbianism is "so rampant in some of the schools in southeast Oklahoma that they'll only let one girl go to the bathroom." Oh, he supports John McCain.) [NY Post, GAO, Guttmacher Institute, The Advocate, Washington Post, Alternet]