Friday, September 5, 2008

Prominent Republicans Opine on Women in Politics and Small Town Mayors

Karl Rove: "[This person] has been a governor for 3 years...mayor of the 105th largest city in's smaller than Chula Vista California, Aurora, Colorado, Mesa or Gilbert, Arizona, Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada, it's not a big town. So if you were to pick [this person] it would be an intensely political choice that says I'm really not first and foremost concerned with is this person capable of being president of the United States."

Bill O'Reilly: "On the pinhead front, [this teenage girl] is pregnant...Here the blame falls primarily on the parents of the girl, who obviously have little control over her."

Dick Morris: "When a woman wants to be president, she shouldn't complain based on gender. I'm going to take my toys and go home because the big boys are picking on me. What happens when the boys in the middle east, or the boys who run Russia, or the boys who run China start picking on you. Are we going to have the president of the United States saying "the boys are picking on me". This is what [she] always does. Whenever she gets under fire, she retreats behind the aprin strings.

Nancy Pfotenhaur: "People who think they are helping her by playing this gender card are hurting her. It would be a terrible mistake for her to play this victimology or victimization card, because it's just not what we want in a president."

Sarah Palin: "When I hear a statement like that coming from a woman candidate, with any kind of peceived whine about that excess critcizim or a sharper microscope put on her, I think 'man, that doesn't do us any good'. Work harder, prove yourself to an even greater degree that you're capable, that you are going to be the best candidate"

Watch here to see who and what they were talking about, and how quickly the tune changed when it was their ox getting gored. Shame people, try to have some.

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