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South Dakota State Rep. Steve Hickey
State Rep. Hickey
Today's installment of All Republicans Everywhere Are Crazy (especially when it comes to the gay) comes from South Dakota, the state with too much time on its hands, and State Rep. Steve Hickey, who spends waaaaay too much time fantasizing about other people's sex lives.
Hickey drew tons of attention last week when he wrote a letter calling on the medical community to sound the alarm about the dangers of anal sex. Later, Dr. Kevin Weiland, who has run for Congress as a Democrat, responded with a letter of his own in the Argus Leader, calling Hickey's words "not only hurtful but entirely wrong."

During his video chat on Monday, Hickey argued that Weiland was missing what he's described as a "self-evident" concern.

"And here's what I'd like to ask Dr. Weiland. Do you tell your patients to wash their hands before they eat? Why? Because you touch a doorknob and you don't want to get it inside your body. I hesitate to get crude again, but Dr. Weiland, is it OK for, you know, eight of your friends that you're in love with to take a dump in your bed and then you can sleep in it all year long?"
This comment raises many, many questions, all of which we will leave alone so that we are not drawn inexorably into Rep. Steve Hickey's fantasy world. Nope, ain't gonna do it.

Hickey's original letter was a piece of work itself, and got enough national attention to make Mr. Hickey feel bad. Not bad enough to regret it, or bad enough to maybe stop putting so much vivid thought into what he bizarrely imagines other people's love lives to be like, or bad enough to at least maybe try shutting his mouth hole for a while when it comes to the whole subject, but bad.

Hickey told TPM last week that he was "a little sore" with all the angry feedback he received and insisted he just wanted to help those with "genetic breakdowns" like homosexuality.
Oh, he's a keeper. I think we'll be hearing from Rep. Hickey for a good long time. Damn it.

Originally posted to Hunter on Tue May 06, 2014 at 12:31 PM PDT.

Also republished by South Dakota Kos and Daily Kos.

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