In a fit of astonishing lunacy, Texas Senator John Cornyn tried to explain the need to ban gay marriage in the context of the social harm that would accrue from allowing men to marry box turtles ("It does not affect your daily life very much if your neighbor marries a box turtle, but that does not mean it is right...Now you must raise you children up in a world where that union of man and box turtle is on the same legal footing as man and wife"). Jon Stewart's Daily Show segment on this statement is nothing short of brilliant. Let's hope it gets enough airplay to cost Cornyn the election (and possibly get him institutionalized somewhere...).
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Update: It appears that though the box turtles remark was in a speech prepared for Cornyn and delivered to the press, that Cornyn himself showed the good judgment not to make this ridiculous statement (Here's some notes from his press-secretary. (Thanks, Andrew!)
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