I Like A Sense of Humor With Bite
After a legislator in Ohio put forth a bill seeking to ban gay adoption, a Democratic legislator retaliated with a bill designed to ban Republican adoption:
State Sen. Robert Hagan sent out e-mails to fellow lawmakers late Wednesday night, stating that he intends to "introduce legislation in the near future that would ban households with one or more Republican voters from adopting children or acting as foster parents." […]
Hagan said his "tongue was planted firmly in cheek" when he drafted the proposed legislation. However, Hagan said that the point he is trying to make is nonetheless very serious.
I actually do think this bill would be tough for the Ohio Democratic Party, if passed. After all, so many Democrats come from Republican households. This would hurt registration. Maybe I'll start a "Democrats Against Banning Republican Adoptions" 501(c)(3).
It's so rare to find a politician with a sense of absurdity and irony like this. Gotta love it.