Sarah’s “Anal Probe” Tweet Sparks Fight

Not for the first time, the comedian Sarah Silverman (pictured) has become embroiled in a political row, after a Democratic representative retweeted her stated desire to “anally probe” the governor of Wisconsin – in response to his having signed off new anti-abortion legislation. Governor Scott Walker’s law would require women considering abortions to have ultrasound scans. Silverman tweeted that “I’d very much like to anally probe @govwalker each time he needs to make an ‘informed decision'” – a comment retweeted by Colorado politician Joe Salazar. At that, Republicans cried foul: “It’s fine to disagree with Gov Walker,” fulminated a Colorado Republican Committee spokesman in a party press release, “but it’s not OK for Joe Salazar to call for the governor to be raped. Rep Salazar’s tweet is demeaning and offensive to victims everywhere.”

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