It used to be that you couldn’t speak in a statehouse simply because you happened to have a vagina. So the fact that Republicans in Michigan only silenced a Democratic lawmaker for saying “vagina” is progress. Yes, after a female lawmaker was silenced for saying that word, “vagina” became a very big thing—at least on Twitter.
We’re in the beginning of the doldrums of the 2012 campaign, when policies are drawn out and the fight hasn’t really begun. Thus reporters will take Obama Girl’s PR rep’s call — and Democrats will yell at each other about the best way to explain that Mitt Romney represents George W. Bush’s policies “on steroids.”
So be careful, Republicans. This isn’t a good time of the year to try stop people from using certain words.
It might bite you in the “you know where.”
Here are our top tweets of the week:
To all the people wondering why Obama didn’t change his entire message five months before the election: are you dumb?
— Jesse Taylor (@jesseltaylor) June 14, 2012