Ryan Briggs Ryan Briggs is a staff writer and connoisseur of City Hall intrigue, business dealings, neighborhood gossip and local lore. Ryan has studied, worked and resided in Philadelphia since 2004, covering politics and development issues for Hidden City, Next City and Metropolis, amongst other fine publications.
It looks like Gov. Tom Corbett, once called "the most endangered governor in the county," has turned the tide of overwhelmingly negative public opinion after an appearance on a Harrisburg-area news channel, that observers are praising as "Santorumesque."
On CBS-21's recurring "Ask the Governor" segment, Corbett cleverly downplayed remarks his lawyers had previously made that compared the union of consenting, adult homosexuals to two 12 year olds getting married. "A much better analogy would be brother and sister," the governor quipped.
The remark, comparing gay marriage with an insane, deviant form of incestual union, was followed by Corbett's endearing, mischevious smile. He knew he'd soon be on the sort viral carpet ride that rocketed Rick Santorum's senate reelection hopes gloriously into the sun.
Corbett's more conservative detractors, are sure to criticize the governor as "weak" and "liberal," since incest is a step up the dignity ladder from beastiality.
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