Nevada GOPer Sue Lowden’s chicken policy continues to dog her candidacy — even GOPers are attacking

Sue Lowden’s retro health care plan of using chickens as payment is still making news. And, it’s become an issue for her GOP primary opponents. How could they not?:

Nevada Senate candidate Sue Lowden has seen her momentum slow in recent weeks as she has struggled to defend her claim that a bartering system — such as paying doctors with chickens — can lower the cost of healthcare.

Lowden remains the leading Republican vying to face Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), but her comments on healthcare have been widely ridiculed — including on late-night talk shows like “The Colbert Report” and the “Tonight Show.”

“Before we all started having healthcare, in the olden days, our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor,” Lowden said during a recent TV interview on the Nevada-based program “NewsMakers.” “I’m not backing down from that system.”

The quote has left Washington-based Republican strategists scratching their heads — bartering is not part of the GOP’s playbook for attacking the Democrats’ healthcare bill. And it might have opened the door for her primary rivals to seize the nomination.

Yep, even GOPers in Nevada are attacking Lowden for this inanity. But, she’ll still probably win the GOP nomination on June 8. I suspect we’ll be hearing a lot about Lowden’s chicken policy until November. It’s just too good:

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