A few hours after President Barack Obama released his full long-form state of Hawaii Birth Certificate, I had a pretty good laugh when I read Art Vandelay archly suggest the genesis of a AfterBirther movement requiring all presidential candidates to “show evidence of their placenta in order to prove they’re not an android.” Ha, ha, ha! Isn’t that silly fun?
I stopped laughing when I read the text of HB2177, a bill that passed through the Arizona House on a 40 to 16 party line vote (all Republicans voted for it; all Democrats voted against it or abstained), and through the Arizona Senate on a 20 to 9 party line vote (all Republicans voted for it, except for one who was absent; all Democrats voted against it). I am not kidding when I tell you that SB2177 asks presidential contenders to supply their circumcision records to the Arizona legislature to review. Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann might have a problem complying with that section, unless… oh, ouch! And would you rest any easier knowing which possible heads of state are cut or uncut? I wouldn’t, but apparently the Republican Party of Arizona would.
This level of inspection goes miles beyond the “boxers or briefs” question of the 1990s. What’s next? Will ambitious parents of our future generations need to record their coupling under recognizable landmarks? How could irony possibly be dead with the Republican sex police around?