VIDEO: Tom Corbett compares marriage equality to marriage between brother and sister

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Tom “You Just Have to Close Your Eyes” Corbett actually thought he was doing damage control when he corrected his original comparison of married gay couples to unions of twelve-year-old kids and said this:

"A much better analogy would be brother and sister..."

Oh yes, absolutely, Governor Tommy, equating marriage equality to incest is a huge improvement! Way to upgrade your message! Whew! And here we thought you'd never recover from that 12-year-old comment.

UPDATE: Here's a video of his apology to the "some" who thought his remarks were "insensitive." But see, there are "opinions on both sides," and he was "thinking with [his] legal head all the time," and being a politician is "second nature, not first nature as being a lawyer," so he apologizes to "anyone who feels offended by that." He didn't "intend to upset anybody," he was just "making an analogy."

And as Think Progress notes, it was just such a comparison to 12-year-old children that Corbett deemed inappropriate.

H/t: @haldonahue

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  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    Some apology.

  • SeethingMom

    I tried to listen to his "if some were offended" apology and I had to pause the clip. The moment he opened his mouth I lost at least 1000 brain cells. When did the Republican party become so profoundly stupid?