Saturday, March 27, 2010

Stupid Person of the Week: Morgan Tsvangirai

It's of course well-known that Zimbabwe's crackpot dictator Robert Mugabe doesn't like gays and lesbians. What's news is that his counterpart, Morgan Tsvangirai (Movement of Democratic Change), is in the same ballpark. Here's his explanation for why he doesn't think sexual orientation should be protected in new Constitution that they're working on. Quote: 'Women make up 52% of the population... There are more women than men, so why should men be proposing to men?' Leaving aside the obvious idiocy of such a statement (homosexuality has nothing to do with the supply of sexual partners of the opposite sex), this makes you wonder whether he thinks it's cool for women to pick women, seeing that there's an obvious oversupply in Zimbabwe. Anyhow, funny stuff... out of Africa. Tsvangirai seems to think that the civil rights of gays and lesbians should be contingent on the size of the pool of potential opposite-sex sex partners. Timeless.

Herewith the Stupid Person of the Week Price is awarded to Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. Congrats Morgan. You're joining other famous Zimbabweans, notably multi-award winning Robert Mugabe on the podium. Well done Sir!

1 comment:

  1. Disappointing to hear. Tsvangirai had that intuitive, Obama-esque "other guy" appeal. "If it seems too good to be true..."

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