08/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sunday Roundup

Following in the hoofsteps of President Bush's 2006 State of the Union call to fight the creation of "human-animal hybrids", Sen. Sam Brownback this week introduced legislation outlawing "part-human, part-animal creatures, which are created in laboratories, and blur the line between species." The bill has 20 co-sponsors, all but one of them -- Mary Landrieu -- Republicans. Minotaurs, centaurs, mermaids, and satyrs everywhere vowed to vote Democrat. No word on whether Michael Steele plans to woo these diverse human-animal populations with a combination of fried-chicken, potato salad, and young men from Athens (reportedly the Minotaur's favorite). Elsewhere, John McCain delivered the most dizzying quote of the week, spinning Sarah Palin's resignation thusly: "I don't think she quit. I think she changed her priorities."