Law student and reproductive rights advocate Sandra Fluke has been called a lot of things since she testified for the need for access to contraceptives without a copay — slut, drama queen, democratic plant.
But “bulldog at stud?” And by a sitting politician? Well, that’s a new one.
According to Mother Jones, State Representative Krayton Kerns, a Montana Republican, tried to explain his opposition to the idea that women shouldn’t need to pay a copay when get birth control through insurance by comparing her to a “bulldog” he knew in veterinary school who was hired out to impregnate other dogs.† “John was a swinger, but not your typical a sex symbol. He was hairy, had short legs, fat belly and he slobbered a lot, but the vet school rumor mill said he was earning nearly $300 per week practicing his trade. John’s registered name was John-Boy and he was a grand champion English bulldog owned by a pharmacology instructor at Colorado State. Lamenting John-Boy’s stud service popularity, Steve, a classmate of mine whined, ‘That dang dog makes $1000 per month in stud fees and I can’t even give it away.’ Enough said about the good old days and this brings me to my point: How in the world did the political debate descend to the level of contraception for coeds?”
Actually, it doesn’t really bring him to any point, unless he was trying to say that if a woman wants to be able to afford birth control she should charge men to have sex.† And, as for the story of “John-boy,” it seems as if Kerns might be straining to make a “bitch in heat” equation in here somewhere, too.
Seem a little extreme?† Well, this is a man who tried to pass a bill to allow guns in schools and churches.
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