Comedian Sarah Silverman kicked-off a political row after a Democratic representative re-tweeted her stated desire to "anally probe" the governor of Wisconsin – in response to his (Walker) having signed off new anti-abortion legislation.
Governor Scott Walker's law would require women considering abortions to have ultrasound scans. Silverman tweeted that "I'd very much like to anally probe @govwalker each time he needs to make an 'informed decision'".
Colorado politician Joe Salazar re-tweeted the comment and the Colorado Republicans came down with an agonizing case of butthurt.
They published a press release titled Democrat Rep. Joe Salazar calls for rape of Republican governor...no, really.
The Colorado Republicans blathered:
"It's fine to disagree with Gov Walker, but it's not OK for Joe Salazar to call for the governor to be raped. Rep Salazar's tweet is demeaning and offensive to victims everywhere."OK...got that? It's totally cool to insert unnecessary probes into ladyparts because...erm...Jesus...or something; but to suggest Scott Walker get the same treatment so that he can 'make an informed choice' is RAPE.