It's Friday, so let's continue to talk about Nevada Senate contender Sue "Keep Redacteding That Chicken" Lowden, shall we? As you may have already read, the DSCC is happily mocking her "chickens-for-health care" plan with a website that sends letters to Lowden, which make requests for certain procedures along with an opening offer of chickens. Which is all well and good, but how do you, as a consumer, know what the going rate of poultry is, and how it relates to the cost of standard health care procedures? Well, the good news is that there's a handy converter you can use, over at The Lowden Plan.
Just select your procedure, and the nice people at the Lowden Plan will tell you how many chickens you need to cart off to your doctor's office to pay for the services. A flu shot, for example, will run you five chickens. A typical OB/GYN visit will cost you 41 capons. If you're like me, however, and worry about prostate cancer, well... your domicile is about to get really hectic. That will run you 3,514 birds.
So there you have it. Of course, I don't have the slightest idea how you are going to pay for all the chickens, or what the net impact on public health is going to be when America's doctor's offices are stuffed full of live poultry. I'm just really glad that Sue Lowden managed to inject this into the discourse. (MEMO TO NBC EXECUTIVES: If you haven't reached out to Lowden's camp to get her on the next "Celebrity Apprentice", then I don't know what's wrong with you.