Senator McCaskill: Taking on the FAA For You and Your iPad

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is totally sick of having to turn off her iPad in planes during take-off and landing. “Dammit, I just got to the good part!” Senator McCaskill would say, as she wraps up her headphones while angrily pausing Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection. “This is total bullshit! …oh great, and I forgot my magazine! Now I’m gonna have to read this Sky Mall like some kind of asshole. [Read More]

Todd Akin is Legitimately Retarded

At some point Sunday you probably heard about Senate hopeful, current Representative Todd Akin‘s thoughts on rape and abortion while talking to enemy-of-the-site Charles Jaco on Fox2. It’s been kind of a big story: “It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Mr. Akin said of pregnancies from rape. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. [Read More]

Senator Claire McCaskill Was on the Colbert Report

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill was the guest on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report recently and she spent her time rocking the standard Sentate-issued string of pearls while spouting verbal pearls like

You know what I got for Missouri? …I hope? Affordable, accessible insurance for everyone who wants it.

Very safe Senator.  Well played.  You forgot “Go America!” and “What are you hoosier complaining about? Now you can shoot yourself and get fixed up on the house!” but other than that, nicely done.

Other than that she played along with Colbert’s schtick…well you know what? We can’t tell if she’s playing along or not actually, but she did finally get Colbert to stop calling our state “Missou-rah” so it all evens out. …or should we say, sliding to the middle.

Well played indeed Senator.

As a congratulatory note, Punching Kitty has paid for a coffin full of flowers and candy to be delivered to the Senator’s home later today.  Now that we think about it, we hope doesn’t get the wrong idea about our gift.  We were going to call her ahead of time and say “Break a leg!” but we were worried about her taking us too seriously and then reaching in to our pockets for money so she could get herself fixed up.

See the whole interview after the jump!