Saturday, 23 July 2011

Abstinence is "the best form of -- uh --"

Gov. Rick Perry confronted with statistics on increased teen pregnancy rates in Texas.
During an October 15, 2010 televised interview with Texas Tribune reporter Evan Smith, Perry's response was to reaffirm that "abstinence works." The audience laughed and Smith pointed out the state's abysmal teen pregnancy rate. "It works," insisted Perry. "Maybe it's the way it's being taught, or the way it's being applied out there, but the fact of the matter is it is the best form of -- uh -- to teach our children." Smith asked for a statistic to suggest it works [...]
From here.

4 comments:

Dr.Dawg said...

Reminds me of that hoary joke: a man walks into a psychiatrist's office, and won't stop snapping his fingers.

Psychiatrist: why do you keep doing that?

Patient: To keep the elephants away.

Psychiatrist: But there are no elephants within hundreds of miles of here!

Patient: Works pretty well, eh?

chris said...

Abstinence has to be applied? Hoocoodanode!

deBeauxOs said...

Really, Chris.

It's time to reboot the very own DAMMIT JANET! notion of Chastity Gear for Men and Boys.

sunsin said...

The universal rule for this sort of nut is that he or she reasons from conclusion to argument, instead of the other way around.

Abstinence cannot fail. We can only fail abstinence.

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