Not Intended To Be A Factual Statement

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Stephen explains Senator Kyl’s factual faux pas

Retiring AZ Senator Jon Kyl took to the Senate floor the other day to proclaim that well over 90% of Planned Parenthood‘s budget is dedicated to abortion and should be hacked from the budget accordingly. The actual number is 3%.

Pressed by the press to justify the 90% number, his office responded with a classic defense destined to be included in the Inane Hall of Fame:

“His remark was not intended to be a factual statement.”

Yeah, I mean, why would someone who has served in Congress since 1968, who rose to Number Two in his party’s Senate hierarchy, want to blemish his 43 year long career by entering into the Senate record such a blatant, easily provable lie? Unless he’s angling for some kind of weird, undefined lobbying gig…

Stephen Colbert has another explanation, dismissing the controversy as just a matter of Kyl rounding up to the nearest 90%.


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