Players: Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma; Stanley Thornton, an "adult baby" whose curious lifestyle was recently featured on an episode of NatGeo's Taboo.
Opening Serve: Coburn, not unlike (we hope) the rest of America, was disturbed to discover that there is apparently a subculture of adults, mostly men, who enjoy spending their free time dressing, eating, and even defecating like a baby. But more disturbing than the fact that Stanley Thornton, 30, spends his days rolling around on the floor in an XXL onesie and diaper, eating meals in an over sized highchair, and being taken care of by an ex-nurse who pretends to be his mother, is the fact that Thornton is doing all of this on the government's dime! An outraged Coburn wrote a letter to the Social Security Administration urging an investigation of the adult baby's disability benefits, allowing him to forgo working for full-time role play.
Coburn petitioned Inspector General Patrick O'Carroll, insisting, "Given that Mr. Thornton is able to determine what is appropriate attire and actions in public, drive himself to complete errands, design and custom make baby furniture to support a 350-pound adult and run an Internet support group, it is possible that he has been improperly collecting disability benefits for a period of time."