Should Kirsten Gillibrand name the senator who told her “I like my girls chubby”?

posted at 5:21 pm on August 29, 2014 by Allahpundit

From the standpoint of pure self-interest, a thousand times yes. Are you kidding? I can wring three solid days of content from it if the mystery lech is Harry Reid or Joe Biden.

From the standpoint of Gillibrand’s self-interest, though? Hmmmm.

But there’s another reason Gillibrand shouldn’t reveal the name of the colleague who told her not to lose weight because “I like my girls chubby.” It’s a total power move. She knows who they are. They know she knows. Checkmate.

Which means somewhere on Capitol Hill, the hapless male Senator who called Gillibrand “porky” is probably cowering in his office, running that interaction in his head over and over again. “How can I spin this?” he’s thinking, “Could I make this about Michelle Obama’s fat-kids-thing? Could I say I was making a point about pork-barrel spending? Where is Olivia Pope when you need her?” Sweat is pouring off his brow, he’s wiping his forehead with his red-and-blue tie, he’s trying desperately to remember whether he pinched her arm or her butt that one time in the House gym. If Gillibrand exposes him, he’ll have a tough time winning over pretty big portion of the electorate: women (more than 50% of the U.S. population) and fat people (more than a third of all Americans.)

Suddenly, a text appears on his phone. “Hey Porker” and then, as a quick follow-up, “;)” He’s in Gillibrand’s house now.

That’s Charlotte Alter at Time, imagining Gillibrand blackmailing the mystery senator into supporting a bill to “protect contraceptive rights.” Could work, but why stop there? Why not blackmail him into supporting some especially stupid and wasteful pork projects for New York too? It’s convenient to this scenario to imagine her deploying her strategy only in service to selfless feminist or liberal causes rather than the more prosaic business that helps politicians get reelected. I strongly suspect she’s telling the truth about the “I like my girls chubby” incident; I also think government by blackmail is a bad idea, even when practiced at the expense of its more cretinous members.

Another argument from Amanda Marcotte is that it’s pointless for Gillibrand to name and shame the guy who harassed her because it’ll just devolve into a he-said-she-said thing and “people will take sides and tempers will flare” and she’ll be called a nutty slutty slut nut, etc etc etc. Show of hands: Anyone believe that? Some people will be skeptical of her story, it’s true; there are differences of opinion on every question in American political life. But Gillibrand’s extremely well positioned to have most people believe her. The sheer weight of the allegation, one U.S. senator accusing another of harassment, would suggest to fencesitters that it wasn’t made lightly. The media would be on her side too, as some of them have personal experience with this sort of thing from older male senators. And of course, partisan politics being what it is, Gillibrand would start with roughly 50 percent of the public backing her up depending upon which party the accused belongs to. Toss in the fact that voters hate Congress generally and have long memories about Bob Packwood and the “waitress sandwich” tandem of Ted Kennedy and Chris Dodd and sure, Gillibrand’s claim seems entirely plausible. Why do you think news junkies took such an interest in it when the “chubby” incident was reported earlier this week?

The reason some lefties aren’t keen on her to name names, of course, is because the guy who allegedly harassed her is also allegedly one of her favorite senators, which implies that he’s a Democrat. And the very last thing Democrats need right now is a circular firing squad with two members of the party in the middle. Anyway, here are Scarborough and Brzezinski making the case that Gillibrand should, in fact, identify her harasser so that his constituents know what he’s up to and so that other women in and around the Senate don’t have to put up with the same nonsense going forward. How many aides and pages has this guy harassed while Gillibrand was keeping the “chubby” anecdote close to the vest? At the very least, if she’s resolved not to confront this person publicly, she could have had it leaked to the media to put the guy on everyone’s radar and then issued a perfunctory denial so that it couldn’t be traced back to her. Why include it in her book at all if she’s only going to cover for him by not naming him? If anything, that signals that it was really no big deal, an infraction that was annoying but not so alarming as to warrant the public’s full attention.


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Would she mention it if she overheard and saw a republican do that to another woman?

Mimzey on August 29, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Pelosi thinks so, or not.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Can the GOP please deploy this in the face of the next f*ckwit that utters “war on women” please? Make them *all* own it, until we get a name.

And then, make them *all* own it anyway.

Midas on August 29, 2014 at 5:25 PM

It’s her own political consultant. That’s who told her to lie like that. I dare her to name the person who told her that.

ramesees on August 29, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Political capital only has value if you spend it, and it has a short shelf life.

She should also bear in mind that she almost certainly not his first victim and won’t be his last. Unlike most of the others (interns? staff?) he may have harassed, she will get the benefit of the doubt.

doufree on August 29, 2014 at 5:26 PM

She knows who they are, and they know she knows. America is half female, and a third obese. Checkmate.

Meredith, Tlaloc and brushingmyhair are gon’ hate this.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 5:26 PM

The war on women is always from the Left.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Hmm. On the one hand, we’ve got the “Chubby” Senator who likes his ladies that way. Big scandal!

One the other, ISIS is selling women into slavery. Crickets from the leftists and NOW on that.

Anyone wonder why? After all, judging by most of the leftist women I’ve seen, they should be promoting the idea of men liking chubby women, not making it a scandal.

Vanceone on August 29, 2014 at 5:27 PM

This is harassment???

What an A-h0le. If she had an iota of wit, she could have disarmed the alleged harasser. Instead, she needs to play the victim. That’s our leadership….cry babies.

Deafdog on August 29, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Another argument from Amanda Marcotte is that it’s pointless for Gillibrand to name and shame the guy who harassed her because it’ll just devolve into a he-said-she-said thing and “people will take sides and tempers will flare” and she’ll be called a nutty slutty slut nut, etc etc etc. Show of hands: Anyone believe that?

Scumhag Marcotte’s tiny head would have by now exploded if a R would have said that.

Leftists are hypocritical thugs, never progressive or liberal.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 5:29 PM

What are the left doing for the women who’re abused, tortured and killed by IS?

Let’s see your offense, leftist thugs.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Awwww, poow wittle Kwisten had her feewings huwt.

Deafdog on August 29, 2014 at 5:30 PM

they’ve done and said worse to Palin.

quit whining.

renalin on August 29, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Yeah, I think she’s simply lying for publicity’s sake. She can prove otherwise by naming names, otherwise, she’s just a liar…

*stirs*

Midas on August 29, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Irony alert

Nancy Pelosi: Comments to Kirsten Gillibrand ‘abhorrent’

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 5:31 PM

$17 trillion debt, borders wide open and we’re talking about high school shit. Out.

DanMan on August 29, 2014 at 5:31 PM

“It’s absolutely ridiculous. It’s disrespectful,” Pelosi said on Thursday during a press call on Democrats’ economic agenda. “Some of it, I think, might — I don’t know who the people are who said the things they said — but let’s hope it is generational and will fade away. I thank her for her strength in shining a light on it.” — Pelosi

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 5:32 PM

If Gillibrand exposes him, he’ll have a tough time winning over pretty big portion of the electorate: women (more than 50% of the U.S. population) and fat people (more than a third of all Americans.)

Why? They’re fat and therefore eagerly loved by this fellow.

How many aides and pages has this guy harassed while Gillibrand was keeping the “chubby” anecdote close to the vest?

Harassed?

Unclench, you wacky Americans.

Axe on August 29, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Mika always looks and acts so stupid.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 5:35 PM

That’s Charlotte Alter at Time

I’m sure Ms Alter would have the same position if the likely suspects were Republicans.

WAR ON WOMEN!!!

THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW!!!

WHY IS SHE PROTECTING OLD, WHITE, REPUBLICAN MEN?!?!?

Resist We Much on August 29, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Why not blackmail him into supporting some especially stupid and wasteful pork projects for New York too? _Allah

ummm WHY NOT! … if it’s not a lie then that’s exactly what she is doing. THEY ARE GRIFTERS everyone of them. They would sell their children to ISIL as slaves if the offer was large enough.

When it happened she probably said “I’ve Got This Thing And It’s Fkn Golden!”.

BoxHead1 on August 29, 2014 at 5:37 PM

She’s a US Senator with power, right?

So somebody spoke Truth to Power, and now she’s all mad about it.

Tom Servo on August 29, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Why include it in her book at all if she’s only going to cover for him by not naming him? If anything, that signals that it was really no big deal, an infraction that was annoying but not so alarming as to warrant the public’s full attention.

Yeah, ‘cuz, like, um, ya know, that’s why Maerose Prizzi, Debbie Whatswiththehair-Schultz, and other female Democrats covered for Bob Filthy Filner. His infractions were no big deal or something.

Resist We Much on August 29, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Why the assumption that “the Senator” is a male? I can easily see Elizabeth Warren or Barbara Mikulski as the chubby chaser.

Happy Nomad on August 29, 2014 at 5:40 PM

For the fun of it, let’s assume she is lying about the remark.

mjbrooks3 on August 29, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Another senator used the term “porky.”

“Good thing you’re working out because you wouldn’t want to get porky!” she recalled him saying.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 5:46 PM

“Should Kirsten Gillibrand name the senator who told her “I like my girls chubby.” It will happen only if he is a Republican.

TheNakedEye on August 29, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Pakistanis are gang raping 11 year old girls in England and we’re supposed to be concerned that somebody called this grown woman chubby?

Ms. Killebrand should be monumentally ashamed.

And shamed.

Labamigo on August 29, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Sometimes the stupidity of women makes me shake my head. Calling someone – especially a woman – porky is rude, disrespectful and hurful. However to suggest that it amounts to harrassement seems like overkill. Someone who has been elected a US Senator should not be such a fainting drama quees that she can not tell a coworker when they have stepped over the line.

Of course I thought I read somewhere that she lost 50+lbs? If that is true she was not chubby – she was fat.

katiejane on August 29, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Is this Kirsten, a US Senator, or our sad little Meredith?

Kirsten, get your @hit together and shut up. You’re making a fool of yourself. And one would reasonably expect that you would have better things to do with your time (paid by taxpayers) than whine and complain.

Baby, you may think you have come far, but you’re stuck in a ’70′s rut.

If you can’t put up with a few perceived insults and get beyond it, retire and join the hags at NOW. The rest of us have done better than this, and anyone who pretends to be a “leader” is required to do much more than whine and threaten.

Why is it that we never seem to hear these complaints from conservative women? Sarah Palin endured far more and put up a fight.

Dems. It’s always the Left. Always victims.

Cody1991 on August 29, 2014 at 5:50 PM

a drams quees is the same thing as a drama queen.

katiejane on August 29, 2014 at 5:50 PM

She’s a US Senator with power, right?

So somebody spoke Truth to Power, and now she’s all mad about it.

Tom Servo on August 29, 2014 at 5:39 PM

:)

I thought about that. The presence she’s pretending to have is why I’m waxing all “make me a sandwich.” Schad’s Pelosi quote:

“It’s absolutely ridiculous. It’s disrespectful,” Pelosi said on Thursday during a press call on Democrats’ economic agenda. “Some of it, I think, might — I don’t know who the people are who said the things they said — but let’s hope it is generational and will fade away. I thank her for her strength in shining a light on it.”

— Pelosi

–blah blah “strength,” “disrespectful.” Just because a woman puts on a power skirt doesn’t mean she’s worthy of respect. Just because she can get herself into Congress doesn’t either — I’m thinking of Boxer dressing down a military officer who craps bigger than her.

Also, people should be able to hit on each other without being told they are committing crimes. I’m on a Jihad. If people don’t want their male Congress critters slavering over women, don’t elect slavering men.

Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.

Margaret Thatcher

Axe on August 29, 2014 at 5:50 PM

If it’s Dodd, then he’s off the hook — honor among lechers of Tinsel Town and they would consider his antics childish — and she has no leverage. Done, done & done.

Esaus Message on August 29, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Whatever. Gillibrand is a typical liberal, a typical democrat – unless she is going to be forthcoming with names, then there is no reason to believe anything she says. Gillibrand can drag this silliness out, and wallow in self-pity for as long as she likes, but …tick-tock-tick-tock … with every passing minute, she loses more credibility.

No names = it never happened.

Pork-Chop on August 29, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Mika always looks and acts so stupid.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 5:35 PM

She can’t help it. She is truly deficient. Thank goodness, like Chelsea, she had an important daddy.

Bless her heart (and even smaller brain).///

Cody1991 on August 29, 2014 at 5:54 PM

My only concern about Kirsten Gillibrand is that she is a typical bald-faced Democrat liar, who got elected as a supposed pro-gun-rights “moderate”, only to vote the straight party line on gun control.

Why do idiots in red- and purple-states and districts continue to fall for this “moderate Blue Dog Democrat” line, anyway? Haven’t you figured out by now that this is just a bait-and-switch, and once in office, the Democrat will always–always–vote in lockstep with Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Barack Obama when anything really important is on the line?

Oh, well, I guess that’s an argument for another day.

As far as Gillibrand and her supposed “harassment” at the hands of another senator, I literally could not care less. She’s a big girl, right? Let her handle her own interpersonal issues since she’s so tough.

Hayabusa on August 29, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Go ahead, dear, make my day.

formwiz on August 29, 2014 at 5:58 PM

NO ! . . . . don’t do it, Kirsten !
.
“Take one for the team”, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at least until after the election.

listens2glenn on August 29, 2014 at 6:01 PM

She could, she should….she won’t.

blowing smoke on August 29, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Should Kirsten Gillibrand name the senator who told her “I like my girls chubby”?

That’s why Mary Landrieu is still around. How many chubby girl Senators do they need?

I guess this guy was really heartbroken when Shrillary left the Senate … though being shaped like a Weeble doesn’t make her chubby, per se … just Weeble-like. And Shrillary hasn’t been considered a “girl” for some 12 decades, now. Even in college, not many people immediately recognized Shrillary as a girl.

And we don’t even know how accurate this quote is. He might well have said, “I like girls on my chubby,” in which case I would think it was good ol’ BJ Clinton slinking around the Senate.

At least we know it wasn’t Barky. He likes his boys chubby.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 29, 2014 at 6:02 PM

The reason some lefties aren’t keen on her to name names, of course, is because the guy who allegedly harassed her is also allegedly one of her favorite senators, which implies that he’s a Democrat.

BINGO!!!!!!!!

The lefties don’t give a damn about who said it because they don’t care that he said it – he’s one of the “good guys” and he can say whatever he damn well pleases (until he starts hurting them, that is).

Just one more example of how the left doesn’t really care about the things they spout, they’re just useful implements for bashing their enemies.

BD57 on August 29, 2014 at 6:03 PM

“I like my girls chubby”? He must be talking to that Louisiana moron.

How, one might wonder, would one engage in sexual banter with Hillary Clinton. Perhaps:

“whales do it, cows do it
even walruses and sows do it
Let’s do it, let’s fall in love.”

MaiDee on August 29, 2014 at 6:04 PM

As far as Gillibrand and her supposed “harassment” at the hands of another senator, I literally could not care less. She’s a big girl, right?

Hayabusa on August 29, 2014 at 5:55 PM

She was a chubby girl … I don’t know how big she is. And she had a puffy face.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 29, 2014 at 6:04 PM

It was zombie Ted Kennedy.

spinach.chin on August 29, 2014 at 6:08 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 29, 2014 at 6:04 PM

LOL.

I’m sure you know what I mean, though. For quite a few years now, we’ve been getting a couple of contrasting narratives from the feminist sisterhood:

1. Women are just as big and bad and rough and tough as men, and must be allowed forthwith to join the infantry and the Special Forces and the SEALs and so forth, and;

2. Women are soft, weak, fragile, little flowers who are constantly victimized by the big bad men, and need extensive special protections against those horrible rapist brutes with the XY chromosomes.

You see the contradiction here? Both facts can’t be true, and the feminists really need to choose one or the other.

Hayabusa on August 29, 2014 at 6:12 PM

somewhere on Capitol Hill, the hapless male Senator who called Gillibrand “porky” is probably cowering in his office, running that interaction in his head over and over again

If Charlotte Alter of Time really thinks that this is true, then she’s even more delusional than the average run-of-the-mill prog.

We’re talking about a political party that has made wagon-circling into a f*cking art form. Hate to break this to you, delusional feminist moron, but the only thing that a Democrat won’t be forgiven for is rape or murder, and even THAT is conditional on how easy it is to spin it.

If this were a Republican senator, there would be months of pearl-clutching and national-dialoging about how far into the pit of slime the GOP has fallen. However, since it’s a Dem, it will be forgotten withing milliseconds.

spinach.chin on August 29, 2014 at 6:15 PM

All we know for sure is that is wasn’t a Republican. She would name names if that was the case.

Rightyismighty on August 29, 2014 at 6:23 PM

{I]t will be forgotten within milliseconds.

spinach.chin

What will be forgotten within milliseconds?

BD57 on August 29, 2014 at 6:25 PM

… Debbie Whatswiththehair-Schultz…

…whales do it, cows do it
even walruses and sows do it
Let’s do it, let’s fall in love.”…

Funny.

Tard on August 29, 2014 at 6:27 PM

It almost has to be a Democrat, and a powerful on at that. Otherwise she would have sang like a bird. And I would hazard to guess that it is a Dem that is up for election in a state that the seat is a toss up or even threatened. After all we cannot let a scumbag Rep win and possibly give control of the senate to the Reps.

If the Sen. who said this had the brains of a newt, he would come out and admit it. Then spin it to the “we have enough women with eating disorders and trying to look pencil thin blah, blah, — you get my drift.

And I never fail to be amazed that these women who have been harassed by these pols do not haul off and smack the snot out of them. At one time a woman would have slapped any male who made an unwanted suggestion to them.

(and is anyone else having trouble with the preview button not working — sorry for any typos.)

Tinker on August 29, 2014 at 6:28 PM

The sheer weight of the allegation

C’mon Allah! REALLY????

Oopsdaisy on August 29, 2014 at 6:30 PM

DUH! They are Demtards.

mouell on August 29, 2014 at 6:32 PM

I’m betting that if the dems hold the senate Gillibrand will be well positioned to effect the makeup of the leadership.

meci on August 29, 2014 at 6:33 PM

I’m betting that if the dems hold the senate Gillibrand will be well positioned to effect the makeup of the leadership.

meci on August 29, 2014 at 6:33 PM

They’ll probably set her up for a 2020 candidacy if Hillary or Fauxcahontas loses in 2016.

Aizen on August 29, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Would Time and Marcotte be making these arguments if they suspected the Senator was from the GOP? What if was another woman? I could totally see Babs Mikulski saying that.

BKeyser on August 29, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Of course she should say who…she’s got no business speaking about sexual harassment otherwise if she doesn’t. What message is that sending, that it’s OK not to come forward if you can blackmail the person and/or advance your agenda better if you don’t?

changer1701 on August 29, 2014 at 6:43 PM

if it had been a republican she would not have named him but she WOULD have told the party involved.
she didn’t even mention that so shes either lying or its a democrat.

dmacleo on August 29, 2014 at 6:47 PM

The alleged harassers are Democrats which is the sole reason she won’t name names.

If they were Republicans, she would have exposed them right after the incidents to further the “War on Women” campaign.

MSNBC would have had her on to describe in detail what happened for a full week.

Opposite Day on August 29, 2014 at 6:48 PM

So what if this is all a setup and one of her favorite senators is a Republican and she names him and it fits into their war on women meme right before the election. Careful what you wish for AP. Personally, I don’t care if it happened or who she says it was.

KMav on August 29, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Of course he must be protected: He’s a Democrat.

Sexual harassment laws are specifically directed to the actions of middle aged, white, Republican guys only. (See, for example, Bill Clinton’s immunity to them.) I think it says that right in the laws themselves.

Hucklebuck on August 29, 2014 at 7:14 PM

“whales do it, cows do it
even walruses and sows do it
Let’s do it, let’s fall in love.”

MaiDee on August 29, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Thread winner.

Hucklebuck on August 29, 2014 at 7:17 PM

If it’s a Republican she’ll wait until the end of October.

Cindy Munford on August 29, 2014 at 7:18 PM

How convenient she’s been “harassed” when she’s trying to make her name “protecting” all those pitiful women in uniform who can’t go a single day without being harassment victims.

And AS this forceful advocate, she won’t name names or act quickly in her own defense, either. Great job you’re doing there, porky.

tree hugging sister on August 29, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Put up or shut up.

If Gillibrand exposes him, he’ll have a tough time winning over pretty big portion of the electorate: women (more than 50% of the U.S. population) and fat people (more than a third of all Americans.)

Three words: Ted Kennedy.

Remember the time Gillibrand spoke out about the girls kidnapped by boko haram?

Me, either.

davidk on August 29, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Whoever he is, he probably genuinely doesn’t remember saying it. Those kind of guys say tons of offensive things day in and day out to many women– it’s just part of normal discourse to them. He has no reason to remember just one more stupid thing he said to one of the girls.

I’d put my money on Reid.

obladioblada on August 29, 2014 at 7:29 PM

I know, this will make most laugh, but, how about just owning…. I can’t! I can’t do it, not without laughing myself!

LastRonin on August 29, 2014 at 7:38 PM

I’ll go dark horse and say it was either Leahy, Bernie Sanders, or Turban Durbin.

Aizen on August 29, 2014 at 7:43 PM

I will stand by my prediction. When Hillary drops out, she Will be the nominee.

Chucky Schumer is pulling the strings….

can_con on August 29, 2014 at 7:46 PM

I will stand by my prediction. When Hillary drops out, she Will be the nominee.

Chucky Schumer is pulling the strings….

can_con on August 29, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Gillibrand as the dem’s presidential nominee? What makes you say that?

Othniel on August 29, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Go ahead, Senator! Name the Senator who likes his girls chubby! If he’s a Republican, it will look like a partisan attack, but if he’s a Democrat, it will make that Senator look like a sleazeball.

One more reason for Iowans to vote for Joni Ernst for Senator–she likes to castrate pigs!

Steve Z on August 29, 2014 at 8:22 PM

I’d put my money on Reid.

obladioblada on August 29, 2014 at 7:29 PM

I’m with you. Two Wongs Dirty Harry strikes again!

Steve Z on August 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM

She should tell so the offending Senator can lose his hard drive and get a floppy.

Wade on August 29, 2014 at 8:35 PM

One more reason for Iowans to vote for Joni Ernst for Senator–she likes to castrate pigs!

Steve Z on August 29, 2014 at 8:22 PM

LOL!

Aizen on August 29, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Gillibrand to co-eds: Do as I say not as I don’t do.

Buckshots on August 29, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Lib on lib sex harassment is always ok. They are immoral perverts and their souls are dark places except for chubby senators.

crosshugger on August 29, 2014 at 10:33 PM

It’s a democrat.

My money is on Reid. He already made some public remarks about female senators.

jukin3 on August 30, 2014 at 12:05 AM

What’s the problem? I like a little meat on my babes as well.

Would she have felt better had he said, “loose a few porky and you need more makeup”?

Tell her shut up and get me a cold beer and a bacon sammich.
After that she can iron my shirts . . . . she a public servant after all.
Think she’ll good in a little French maid outfit dusting?

Bubba Redneck on August 30, 2014 at 12:33 AM

I’m guessing that the cad isn’t a Republican.

southsideironworks on August 30, 2014 at 4:06 AM

Interesting viewpoint…. I’m not sure what the angle is.

1) Sexual harassment really isn’t that bad, so STFU and enjoy it.

2) Sexual harassment is horrible; so lets keep the harassers secret so they don’t face punishment or even criticism and can harass some more.

Any liberals willing to help me out with which of those two is the proper view on sexual harassment?

Is sexual harassment entirely acceptable?

Or is it so terrible we should make sure harassers never face any punishment, criticism, or even make their harassment public?

Or, if you’ve got a 3rd option… I’d be willing to entertain it. But I doubt it will be less foolish than these two; which are already impressively absurd.

gekkobear on August 30, 2014 at 5:30 AM

Look on the bright side. That unknown admiring Senator who likes chubby girls will get all the votes of ladies who, in my generation, were called stout.

Herb on August 30, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Everybody knows it’s Chucky Schumbag. Ever since she was appointed to the Senate, Gillenbrand has been his sock puppet…guess where his hand’s been all this time.

fitzfong on August 30, 2014 at 10:20 AM

It seems the senator who referred to her as “my girls” was in a place of power over her. This could definitely be Harry Reid or even Joe Biden. I know at least one of the offenders was Teddy Kennedy. (They did serve a couple of months together in the Senate before his death) Seeing he is dead, SHE would be seen as nasty by besmirching a dead man and she definitely wouldn’t want the Kennedy Klan after her.

This all comes down to this: I don’t see that it could have been ANY GOPers involved - she couldn’t name one and then not another plus all the possible GOPers were already gone.

My Trifecta solution: All Democrats with my highest wager on Kennedy, then Biden, then Reid.

BabysCatz on August 30, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Of course he must be protected: He’s a Democrat.

Sexual harassment laws are specifically directed to the actions of middle aged, white, Republican guys only. (See, for example, Bill Clinton’s immunity to them.) I think it says that right in the laws themselves.

Hucklebuck on August 29, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Modified to comport with current trends.

S. D. on August 31, 2014 at 8:51 AM