Speed Reads


Senator says he grew up 'doing all kinds of indecent things with animals'

Apparently Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has an interesting history with animals.

The 76-year-old said in a recent campaign speech that while growing up in the Mississippi countryside, he used to do "all kinds of indecent things with animals." The audience laughed, and he creepily added, "I know some of you know what that is."

A local newspaper columnist defended the comment, saying it was "a joke, apparently about harassing wildlife or livestock." And a spokesperson told the Daily Caller that his comments had no sinister implications. "I'll check with my political correctness department and get back to you."

The odd remark comes during a heated primary between Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel.