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Last night, Stephen Colbert really laid into Wisconsin state senator Glenn Grothman (R) for his beyond idiotic comments on why women should be paid less than men.

But, Walker is not tonight's Lady Hero.  No, that honor goes to the man who led the repeal of the Equal Pay Act, Wisconsin state senator Glenn Grothman, who knows that wage discrimination is just a myth, saying:
GLENN GROTHMAN (4/7/2012): Take a hypothetical husband and wife who are both lawyers... the woman takes time off, raises kids, is not go go go. ... The husband is making 200 grand a year, the woman is making 40 grand a year.  It wasn't discrimination. There was a different sense of urgency in each person. ... You could argue that money is more important for men.
(audience grumbling in disgust)

Exactly!  Women don't care about money.  I'm not even sure they cash their paychecks.  Besides, good luck even finding them in those handbags.  Am I right, fellas?  You see, Grothman understands that money's a guy thing, like football, or buffalo wings, or deciding what is fair compensation for women.  Besides, us dudes need the cash to impress the ladies.  They have way less money for some reason.

Video and transcript below the fold.

Nation, I don't know about you, but I have had it with the media accusing the Republican of waging a war on women, and I will personally fight any woman who says we are.  Luckily, RNC chairman and Latin term for "erectile dysfunction" Reince Priebus knows exactly what this so-called "war" is.  It is a liberal fantasy fanned by the lamestream media.
REINCE PRIEBUS (4/5/2012): If the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars, then every mainstream media outlet talked about the fact that Republicans have a war on caterpillars, then we'd have problems with caterpillars.
Now, to be clear, the Republicans are not fighting a war on caterpillars.  They are simply calling for trans-cocoonal ultrasounds.  Now unfortunately, folks, this war on women myth has taken root.  A new poll shows that likely candidate Mitt Romney trails Obama among women voters by 19 points!  (audience applauds)

I am not going to stand by while this fictitious war drives women away from the GOP.  Which is why tonight, I'm introducing my new segment... no, make that my new segwoment, Stephen Colbert's Lady Heroes.

Now, no surprise, folks, Lady Heroes are all men, because conservative men feel comfortable speaking for women.  They understand it's not a uteryou, it's a uterus.  (audience applauds)  They love it here.

Lady Nation, tonight's Lady Hero hails from Wisconsin, where embattled Governor Scott Walker has just repealed the state's Equal Pay Enforcement Act, which allows legal recourse for women who've been paid less for equal work.  Hot tip: if you are going to sue your employer for unequal pay, hire a lady lawyer; it's much cheaper.

But, Walker is not tonight's Lady Hero.  No, that honor goes to the man who led the repeal of the Equal Pay Act, Wisconsin state senator Glenn Grothman, who knows that wage discrimination is just a myth, saying:

GLENN GROTHMAN (4/7/2012): Take a hypothetical husband and wife who are both lawyers... the woman takes time off, raises kids, is not go go go. ... The husband is making 200 grand a year, the woman is making 40 grand a year.  It wasn't discrimination. There was a different sense of urgency in each person. ... You could argue that money is more important for men.
(audience grumbling in disgust)

Exactly!  Women don't care about money.  I'm not even sure they cash their paychecks.  Besides, good luck even finding them in those handbags.  Am I right, fellas?  You see, Grothman understands that money's a guy thing, like football, or buffalo wings, or deciding what is fair compensation for women.  Besides, us dudes need the cash to impress the ladies.  They have way less money for some reason.

So bravo to this month's Lady Hero Glenn Grothman.  I can't wait to learn who'll get this honor, next time of the month.

Stephen also quickly covered Rick Santorum dropping out of the race, with more coverage of it to come tonight.  Or maybe not.
He then looked at Sen. Chuck Grassley's (R-IA) tweets that have been causing such a commotion online.
And did United Mine Workers head Cecil Roberts just compare union workers to... Osama bin Laden???  Oy.
Meanwhile, Jon briefly covered Rick Santorum dropping out of the race, before turning to CNN, and asking why they have the segments they now have.
He then looked at some recent technology news, from Google's latest invention to Instagram getting bought for $1 billion.
Stephen interviewed educator Richard Hersh, and Jon interviewed SpaceX founder Elon Musk.  It went long, so here's the unedited interview in two parts.
Part 1
Part 2

Originally posted to BruinKid on Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 05:00 AM PDT.

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