So I have some interesting things planned for the next couple weeks as I bring the blog back from the dead for the Presidential election season, including an article using an infographic/advertisement in a way I am fairly certain the provider of said “adver-graphic” never intended, but I thought I’d toss out a late Friday night “Wait, What?!?” to check out the new layout and see how I like it. (Speaking of, if you ever felt the need to suggest a theme for this blog, I’ll be open to suggestions for a week or so.) So let’s take a trip to Ohio, via Raw Story:
Senate Majority Leader Tom Patton was blasted on Thursday after comments he made about fellow Republican Jennifer Herold, reports Cleveland.com.
In a radio interview, Patton said, “The gal that’s running against me is a 30-year-old, you know, mom, mother of two infants. And I don’t know if anybody explained to her we’ve got to spend three nights a week in Columbus. So, how does that work out for you? I waited until I was 48 and my kids were raised, and at least adults, before we took the opportunity to try.”
Patton also referred to Herold as a “young gal” and added: “I want to tell her, ‘Hey Sweetie, I just got 27 percent of the pie in just my district, which is nine times what should have been done.’
“Hey Sweetie”? Seriously? He called his competitor “sweetie?” *facepalm*
Well, at least the head of the Ohio GOP took Senator Patton to task for his outright misogyny.
Faced with criticism over the condescending comments, GOP county chair Rob Frost defended Patton, saying, “These are not sexist or out-of-line comments.”
Frost went on to say that Herold was only outraged over Patton’s remark in order to get attention.
“This is his opponent, who really, you know, is desperate to try to get some attention onto her run, against a guy who is going to do a stellar job.” Frost stated.
According to the GOP head, Patton would have made the similar comments even if she wasn’t a young mother.
“[It] would be the same if he had said, ‘You know, hey, there’s a guy running against me who’s an insurance agent or a lawyer or a radio host,’” he explained.
Wait, what? Screw this, my niece just earned her doctorate, I’m going to drink a Fist City to celebrate. I’m sure I’ll have enough sexism to write about next week.