What is it with Republican politicians in Pennsylvania? First we have one-time Senator Rick Santorum comparing gay marriage to man-on-dog sex. Today we have Gov. Tom Corbett comparing marriage equality to incest.
In comments on a local television station, Corbett proved that the state’s legal argument against marriage equality — that it’s like letting 12-year-olds marry — wasn’t offensive enough for him. “It was an inappropriate analogy, you know,” Corbett said. “I think a much better analogy would have been brother and sister, don’t you?”
No, we don’t.
You would think that as a former federal prosecutor and state attorney general Corbett would know how to focus his argument on the law. Instead, he dives right to the lowest common denominator.
Although he is just in his first term, the vast majority of Pennsylvanians are already more inclined to vote for Skippy the Wonder Dog than re-elect Corbett. If his approval rating was a person, it wouldn’t be old enough to vote for him.