Romney and Santorum call for boycott of Pistons after Frank’s controversial pregnancy comments
on Jan 11, 2012
Who says basketball and politics don’t go hand in hand?
After last night’s 100-86 loss to the reigning world champion Dallas Mavericks, Pistons coach Lawrence Frank went on a tirade against seemingly everyone. When asked what needed to be done to get out of their early season funk (the Pistons are 2-8 and currently tied for second worst in the NBA) he responded, “Everyone wants a baby, but few people want to go through the pregnancy. This is going to be hard.”
With the GOP primary season underway, conservatives have responded by speaking out against what they perceive to be Frank’s endorsement of test-tube babies. Mitt Romney, who has former ties to Michigan, was the first to speak out in order to grab some desperately needed Tea Party votes.
“We cannot let test-tube babies happen. Period,” said Romney. “If elected, I’ll do everything I can to stop Lawrence Frank and put an end to his test-tube labs that are clearly supported by the NBA-loving Obamacrats.”
Not to be outdone, presidential hopeful and open gay-hater Rick Santorum said, “This is the reason gays exist. Liberals and their test-tube babies. It must be put to an end. These babies have no place in society.”
Conservatives have responded by calling for a boycot of Pistons home games. When asked what he thought about fans not coming to watch, longtime Piston Tayshaun Prince responded, “That must be why there’s no one in the stands this year.” After being told the boycott hadn’t started yet, Tayshaun dropped his jaw and raised his arms.
No word yet on whether or not anyone will notice the boycott.