One Lawmaker's Pro-Makeup, Anti-Light Bulb Campaign

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Presenting a brand new argument against those pesky, energy-saving fluorescent light bulbs: They make it hard to apply makeup. At least that’s what state Rep. Olivia Cajero Bedford thinks.

As Jim Nintzel discusses this week in the Currents section: During a recent House Commerce Committee Rep. Frank Antenori explained the merits of his bill, HB 2337, which would (and we’re not making this up) assert state rights over the federal government through the protection of incandescent light bulbs.

When Antenori was referring to some restaurants preferring the spherical shape of the old incandescent bulbs to the squiggly shape of most fluorescent bulbs, Cajero Bedford chimed in: “And Mr. Chairman, another good point is it really disturbs the ambiance of putting on makeup.”

This also formed the basis of Cajero-Bradford yea vote on the bulb bill (which only got one “no” vote in the committee):

“It comes down to aesthetics verses environment. Speaking for women, I think there are going to be a lot of unhappy women with these light bulbs and with that I vote yes,” she said.

Check out the Daily Show-ready clip below:

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