It's bad enough when assholes in predictable, far-away-from-me places like Indiana, Missouri, and lifelong-government-beneficiary-and-Ayn-Rand-fan, but I always expect better from even the most conservative reaches of Washington State. Silly me. Evan McMorris-Santoro has the scoop.
John Koster, Republican nominee in Washington’s First Congressional District, was captured on tape over the weekend explaining why he is opposed to abortion in the case of incest and rape. Incest he said, was “so rare.” Then he turned to rape.
“On the rape thing, it’s like, how does putting more violence onto a woman’s body and taking the life of an innocent child that’s the consequence of this crime, how does that make it better?” Koster said. “You know what I mean?”
Koster's opponent, Democratic candidate Suzan DelBene, wasn't my first choice for the nearby Congressional District 1. I supported and would have preferred Darcy Burner.
So a little while ago I donated to the DelBene's campaign. If you feel the same way you can donate to DelBene too.
To be fair, in the unlikely event it had been DelBene who'd said something so egregiously, viciously thuggish I'd have sent money to Koster. But of course she didn't say anything nearly so ugly. Instead he inexcusably did.