Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Apparently, Barbie Isn't Our Biggest Problem

State Representative Jeff Eldridge has reportedly introduced legislation to ban Barbie dolls in West Virginia. The idea of zeroing in on Barbie in a time of economic distress, war, and rampant medical coverage issues is a bit absurd to begin with, but Eldridge's explanation as to why he's pushing for this measure is pure gold:

"Basically, I introduced legislation because the Barbie doll, I think, gives emphasis on if you're beautiful, you don't have to be smart."

I'm guessing Eldridge might have played with a few too many Barbie dolls in his youth.

5 comments:

Barb said...

Can you diagram that sentence?

Shirley said...

Lol! He's upset because he hasn't maintained his girlish figure! Lol!Lol!

Margo said...

I love this. He thinks Barbie is the intellectual equivalent of an atom bomb. And he is right.

Barbie owns a plastic sports car, 86,000 evening gowns **AND** a camper. Very, very strange doll indeed. Nuke the Barbies! Nuke the Barbies!

National Directory Search said...

Are you kidding me? Maybe he should ban elected officials too, because apparently once you get into office you no longer have to be smart.

coffee said...

WV legislators had to realize proposing a Barbie ban would cause a big media stir but, then again, maybe this was strategic...

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