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You have probably all seen the footage of a Romney-Pawlenty supporter shoving a hankey down the throat of a protester in Ohio yesterday. If not, here it is:

Perhaps that sounds sensationalistic, but it may not be. Consider where that hankey may have been. Do you know? I certainly don't, and I doubt the protester does either. It could be probably is loaded with pathogens. He needs to be checked out at a hospital as soon as possible if he hasn't been already.

This is not unlike spitting, which has resulted in charges of Assault in Ohio as well as Attempted Murder when the spitter had a communicable disease, such as this case in Wasilla, Alaska.

Until the perpetrator and victim can be tested to rule it out, we have to assume this was Assault with a Loaded Hankey.

I've created an infographic to help understand the risks:
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