Now that politicians have solved all of the problems, it's lovely to see them getting down to the really important stuff — petty, childish gestures in support of a dying ideology. Come, little ducklings. Let's meet Republican Colorado Congressman-cum-professional-racist Lori Saine.
On Wednesday, the Republican representing Colorado's 63rd district brought a box of Popeye's Fried Chicken with her to the Capitol as a way to silently show support for State Senator Vicki Marble, who during a recent task force meeting on mortality and poverty caught an entire family-sized bucket of hot, greasy flack for her remarks about black people dying of diseases due to delicious fried chicken. Here's Marble's dumb quote, courtesy of TPM:
When you look at life expectancy, there are problems in the black race: sickle-cell anemia is something that comes up, diabetes is something that’s prevalent in the genetic makeup and you just can’t help it. Although I’ve got to say, I’ve never had better barbeque and better chicken and ate better in my life than when you go down south and you — I love it.
Mmm... finger lickin' stupidity.
Democrats and non-dicks responded to Marble's quote by pointing out that the whole black people/fried chicken thing is racist as hell and should generally be avoided. And Rep. Lori Saine, in a textbook example of "missing the fucking point," protested the protests against Marble by letting a box of Popeye's just sit there and get cold on her desk. When questioned about the chicken, Saine was all, "Who, MEEE? I'm just serving my family chicken for dinner tonight!"
So not only is Lori Saine a point-missing idjit, she's a Popeye's chicken-wasting point missing idjit. The worst kind.