Another exciting idea from a Democratic presidential candidate:
ABC News' Teddy Davis and Nancy Flores Report: Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson called Wednesday for obese Americans to be brought under the protection of the Americans for Disabilities Act.
"This is an issue of basic civil rights," said Richardson. "There are no federal laws that protect obese Americans from discrimination in the workplace, school, or anywhere else. This must change."
Lord, lord. I was born and raised in Kentucky, as some of you know. Until now, I thought the most absurd example of giving "rights" to everybody was the case a few years ago, when the city of Cincinnati was considering an anti-discrimination ordinance for, I kid you not, Appalachian-Americans who had wandered across the river and gotten taken advantage of for their hillbilliness. I stand corrected.