Is it just me or does Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO) need about fifteen sessions at her neighborhood tanning salon? In this particular photo above, she looks as though she's either a) perking her chest in a Katherine Harris-esque fashion or b) on the verge of taking one gigantic bowel movement.
A devout Pentecostal, Musgrave is also a raging homophobe. She got her start in politics serving on her local school board, where she helped usher an abstinence-only curriculum that so many other Republicans adore. She then served in the Colorado Legislature where she was rabidly a "Pro-Life" zealot.
Perhaps her most endearing quality, however, is her sponsorship of the Federal Marriage Amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. During the whole process, she once even proclaimed, "I don't think there's anything more important out there than the marriage issue." So in Musgrave's world, terrorism, unemployment, poverty, etc. aren't nearly as important as making sure two individuals of the same sex never get the opportunity to marry one another. Here she is with a close personal friend:
The voters of Colorado's 4th Congressional District appear to be huge morons, as they re-elected her to the House in 2004 and 2006, despite having her most recent opponent, Angie Paccione, who clearly had more wisdom, intelligence and compassion than Marilyn is ever capable of: