I’m back from an undisclosed location with shitty wi-fi, and I’m catching up. It’s kind of interesting to see what happened in just a few short days. Unless I missed something, Rick Perry decided to quit running for President and start running for Jesus, Newt Gingrich was just named President of the District of Columbia Press Corps, and teenage girls who used their fake ID to buy a dangerous drug (Four Loko) and have drunken sex are going to have to use the same ID to buy Plan B the next morning. Is that about right?
Of that ugly list, I’d have to say that the Plan B decision rankles the most. Obama’s effort to pin this on Sebelius just makes him look wimpy and weak. And, the only thing worse than an obvious cave to the right is the stupidity of this explanation:
And as I understand it, the reason Kathleen made this decision was she could not be confident that a 10-year-old or an 11-year-old going into a drugstore should be able — alongside bubble gum or batteries — be able to buy a medication that potentially, if not used properly, could end up having an adverse effect. And I think most parents would probably feel the same way.
“As I understand it”? Jesus wept. As for the rest, how about this: don’t sell Plan B to 10 or 11-year olds. Sell it to any kid who has some form of age-identifying id that puts him or her over the age of 13 or 15 or some other age under 18, call it a compromise, and move on.
Finally, remember the youth vote that supposedly was so god damned important to Democrats and is taken for granted even more than the minority vote? I’ll bet the polling on letting your little sister have Plan B if she makes a mistake is about 90/10 in favor in the 18-25 demographic.