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In late August, Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett (R) faced a public relations nightmare when attorneys representing his administration compared LGBT couples to 12-year-old children. On Friday morning, in his ongoing attempts to undo the damage from the incident, Corbett may have made things much worse.

During an appearance on WHP-TV in Harrisburg, a smirking Governor Corbett acknowledged that the August comparison was an “inappropriate analogy” — and added that “a much better analogy would have been brother and sister.”

Anchorwoman Sherry Christian’s startled reaction says it all:

The incident was the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of controversies for Corbett, who ranks among the least popular governors in America with a 17 percent approval rating, according to an August 28th Franklin & Marshall College poll.. Early polling of his 2014 re-election race finds Corbett as a double-digit underdog to Democratic U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz.

Update: Governor Corbett apologized for his remarks on Friday afternoon.

“My words were not intended to offend anyone. If they did, I apologize,” he said. “I explained that current Pennsylvania statute delineates categories of individuals unable to obtain a marriage license. As an example, I cited siblings as one such category, which is clearly defined in state law. My intent was to provide an example of these categories.”

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.