Some background: during last week’s borderline-governmental-shutting-down-grade budgetary fight, Senator John Kyl (R-AZ) took to the Senate floor and argued that abortion constituted “90 percent of what Planned Parenthood is about” in an effort to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding. In fact, abortion constitutes just 3% of “what Planned Parenthood is about,” the rest being primarily family planning and other important services to low income families. When asked about this discrepancy, John Kyl’s office responded “this was not intended to be a factual statement.” HOLY MOLY! I mean, I knew that politics was mostly over-priced rhetoric in a Men’s Warehouse suit and backroom deals intended to destroy blacks and Jews, but good GRIEF! THIS IS THE UNITED STATES SENATE! The most powerful legislative body in one of the most powerful countries on Earth. You can just say shit? Like, whatever? What is this: A BLOG?! Anyway, another person noticed that this seems mildly inappropriate and ridiculous–to say the least–and that person’s name is Stephen Colbert, who created this week’s game on Twitter with the hashtag: #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement. See Colbert’s segment from last night’s episode after the jump:
Haha. DING DONG, YA BURNT, JOHN KYL! This is a fun game! Please make sure this week to cross-post your entries both in the comments here, and also on Twitter. Right? Right! It’s called “Tweeting truth to power” (no it isn’t). Good luck!