Who is she to say whether a serially disrespectful, extramarital sexter who repeatedly lied to voters and whose campaign staff reflects his own deep respect for women by referring to its former female employees as “c*nt,” “slutbag,” “tw*ts” should or should not get out of the race for mayor of the country’s biggest city, representing the party of which she’s head?
She’s not here to make judgments:
It’s not like she’d make sweeping judgments about her opponents based on any figure using derogatory language about women, right? She did make a judgment call on Bob Filner, however, who she thinks should resign. Wasserman Schultz served alongside Filner for several years in the U.S. House. One wonders if it might be that time in his professional circle that allows her to make a more definitive call on his status. A follow-up on the subject would have been nice, but kudos to this MSNBC anchor for even bringing up Weiner and Filner:
And, while I’m giving credit where it’s due, liberal women’s group Ultraviolet went after both Weiner and his staff Wednesday:
A feminist group is taking a stand following mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s spokeswoman’s angry tirade against a former intern.
“The circus that is the Weiner campaign has crossed the final line: Sexist name-calling and slut shaming is outrageous, unacceptable, and has no place in any campaign,” UltraViolet co-founder Nita Chaudhary said in a statement Wednesday.
Tuesday, Weiner spokeswoman Barbara Morgan offered a profanity-laced interview with Talking Points Memo about Olivia Nuzzi, a former campaign intern who wrote an unflattering article about the Weiner campaign for the New York Daily News, in which she claimed people only joined the campaign to curry favor with his wife, Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton…
“Barbara Morgan should be fired immediately. Adding fuel to the flames, the disturbing revelations that Anthony Weiner thinks it’s somehow hilarious to refer to female interns as ‘Monica’ leads us to believe that his days in therapy are far from over,” Chaudry said. “New York can do better than this, and quite frankly women everywhere deserve better than this.”
Enjoy the always adorable Kristen Chenoweth’s adaptation of “Popular” from “Wicked” from Jay Leno last night. Click to watch. “They’ll think you’ve become a monk even though they’ve seen your junk!”