Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D.

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Cicero couldn’t have said it better

Tom Coburn, GOP senate candidate in Oklahoma, on the critical issues of our day:

[L]esbianism is so rampant in some of the schools in southeast Oklahoma that they’ll only let one girl go to the bathroom. Now think about it. Think about that issue. How is it that that’s happened to us? (from Daily Kos)

So, is this not a problem elsewhere in the state? Is proximity to Texas the problem? Are the Dixie Chicks really big in Oklahoma?

In an age that doesn’t lack for, shall we say, substantive problems for our leaders to deal with, it’s good to see someone focusing on what really matters.


  1. that is bullshit. where did you read that, or hear that? Show me.

  2. Past the citation in the entry, I assume?

    The .wav file is here.

    There’s an AP wire story running on CNN and elsewhere. It provides the important note that the Carson campaign hasn’t denied that their candidate said it:

    John Hart, spokesman for Coburn, said the remark was made during a broader discussion about the challenges parents face in society “where our kids are getting mixed messages about sexuality.”

    Hart would not say that Coburn misspoke.

    “I wasn’t there,” he said.

    See also this article from the Tulsa World.

  3. Quick to shoot, but slow to apologize, huh, Ruby?

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