October 4, 2013 11:10 am -

tom-corbett-857d8377a7018db1-45-20110312-11-e1373378178307Once again, it’s time to delve into the world politicians mismanaging their mouths and the idiotically audacious statements that continue to dumb down American politics. Today we turn to Governor Tom Corbett (R-PA), who let this one fly this morning:

In an interview Friday morning with WHP-TV, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) demonstrated that his own impressions of marriage equality are just as offensive as those of the state lawyers he tried to distance himself from in August. Arguing against a county clerk who’d begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the Department of Health suggested that those couples were just like 12-year-old children in being ineligible for marriage, but Corbett told WHP-TV anchor Sherry Christian that incest would be a better comparison:

CORBETT: It was an inappropriate analogy, you know. I think a much better analogy would have been brother and sister, don’t you?

No, Tom, we don’t. But we do think that you’ve met the criteria for this week’s Friday Facepalm. Hmmm… maybe we should call you “Facepalm Tom.”

BONUS: Watch Corbett open mouth, insert foot.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.