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Republicans Upset That Democrat Said "Uterus" on Florida House Floor

First Republicans were upset that a Democratic lawmaker displayed his passport so openly in public, and now they're upset that another Democrat dared to say the word uterus on the Florida House floor. Rep. Scott Randolph (D-Orlando) cracked a one-liner including the word while arguing about Republicans' peculiar stance on regulation during discussion on a bill, but Republicans were upset that young pages might have heard the word.

Randolph was making a point that Republicans don't like to regulate anything unless it relates to workers' rights, a woman's body, or people's personal lives. But when it comes to business, they are completely anti-regulation.

Randolph quipped that maybe if his wife would "incorporate her uterus," they'd lay off restrictive women's reproductive health regulations. Randolph's wife actually suggested the one-liner (all the best politicians have a trusted comedy consultant).

Well, Naked Politics reports that Republicans didn't like the line one bit and scolded Randolph for using the medically correct word. He told the blog that they were concerned young pages might hear the word. (Funny how they want to protect young adults from hearing the correct term for a place they spent nine months developing, but their federal counterparts weren't swift in making sure pages were saved from hearing all the nasty talk out of Mark Foley's mouth.)

"I think it's a sad commentary about what we think about sex education in the state," Randolph said.

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Update: The ACLU of Florida now wants you to register your uterus as a corporation.

[NakedPolitics: Democrat scolded for saying 'uterus' on House floor]

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