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Vote for Me Because Iím a Woman: New York State Senate Candidate
Federal Review ^ | 08/28/10

Posted on 08/28/2010 1:25:33 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

ITHACA, NY--According to an upstate New York paper, "a candidate for state Senate announced that people should vote for her because she's a woman."

Pamela Mackesey of Ithaca is a Tompkins County legislator and a Democratic candidate for the 53rd District Senate seat occupied by George H. Winner Jr., R-Elmira. Winner is not seeking re-election.

During a stop at Elmira College, which was a women's school when it was founded in 1855, Mackesey pointed out that while women are active in the voting booth, they are less visible when it comes to running for office.

"In 2010, 84 percent of the members of the state Senate are men. No woman has ever represented our district in the 90 years since women's suffrage," Mackesey said.

"I think it's time we changed that..."

At a stop in Ithaca, Mackesey repeated her plea for the woman's vote and went on to imply that women were naturally more honest than men:

“Cleaning up Albany seems like child’s play compared to what we women have already achieved,” Mackesey told an audience at the Ithaca Commons.

“I’m not saying that having more women in the Senate would lead to ethics reform, but no woman there is under indictment. I’m not saying more women would deliver an one-time budget, but three men in a room is, well, three men in a room,” she quipped.



TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cityofevil; ithaca; mackesey; pamela
Wow. I don't even think Hillary was this blatant about playing the gender card.

Pamela Mackesey of Ithaca

Ithaca is the City of Evil.


1 posted on 08/28/2010 1:25:41 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: VampireStateNY; governsleastgovernsbest; gaspar; NativeNewYorker; drjimmy; Atticus; ...
City of Evil bump:


2 posted on 08/28/2010 1:26:52 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I will be charged with sexism for this, because that’s how political correctness works. But she’s allowed to tell jokes about three men in a room not resolving budget problems. But somehow, put three women in a room, and the budget is magically balanced? The jokes could write themselves, but political correctness doesn’t allow me to go further with it.


3 posted on 08/28/2010 1:28:21 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I’m sure she’s consistent and believes that everyone should vote for Sarah should she run.


4 posted on 08/28/2010 1:28:49 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Probably works well in NY.


5 posted on 08/28/2010 1:29:36 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Could you imagine a man saying this stuff in reverse today?


6 posted on 08/28/2010 1:29:36 PM PDT by stumptalker
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Why is Ithica the city of Evil? I always thought it was just another college town ...


7 posted on 08/28/2010 1:31:57 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: stumptalker

When you vote for me you vote for John Thomas as well!


8 posted on 08/28/2010 1:32:07 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: Ken522

Read up on it, you’ll soon see.


9 posted on 08/28/2010 1:33:50 PM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Well, it makes elections really easy for the pee-pul. I mean you don’t have to do all that hard thinking about the issues, or even the tedium of finding out what the representatives are like. All you have to do is check on what they have between their legs.


10 posted on 08/28/2010 1:36:28 PM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

lol.


11 posted on 08/28/2010 2:05:47 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Well, it worked for Obama, only it was race instead of gender.
12 posted on 08/28/2010 2:06:06 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Ken522
Why is Ithica the city of Evil?

Click on OP's username Behind Enemy Lines to see their FR profile - it's all explained there.

13 posted on 08/28/2010 2:10:31 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

And they claim men think with their Johnsons.


14 posted on 08/28/2010 2:14:11 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

It worked for Obama. “Vote for me, I’ll be the first black POTUS.”


15 posted on 08/28/2010 2:15:01 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: neverdem

I’d be surprised to hear this from a candidate from Manhattan, but this one is from upstate New York.


16 posted on 08/28/2010 2:16:02 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

“Vote for me only because I have a vajayjay!”

Yeah, right.


17 posted on 08/28/2010 2:19:25 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; justiceseeker93; yongin; ...

Can you imagine a white man making an appeal like this?


18 posted on 08/28/2010 2:19:50 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

For the ruling class identity politics always trumps.


19 posted on 08/28/2010 2:20:42 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Democrats: Vote for a woman ... unless she’s a conservative woman ... then don’t vote for her, she’s not even women anyway.

Ditto for blacks, latinos, etc.


20 posted on 08/28/2010 2:56:55 PM PDT by Lorianne (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ___ George Orwell)
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To: Ken522
Why is Ithica the city of Evil?

Some might argue that it's because I was born there. LOL

21 posted on 08/28/2010 3:10:33 PM PDT by SirFishalot
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Vote for me only because I have a vajayjay!””

She is displaying a case of incontinence-——only her brains are leaking out. Wrap her head in a Depends, please.

As a woman, this kind of statement would send my vote elsewhere in a heartbeat. She is disgusting.


22 posted on 08/28/2010 3:31:43 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Dilbert San Diego

FPC !

If someone tells me to support them because they are in some special group such as being a homosexual or woman or black and etc, that give me a reason to vote against them ! All I care is can they do the job or not ?


23 posted on 08/28/2010 4:07:16 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: ridesthemiles

And if she had been a man running on the Pubbie ticket she would have been taken to task by the Left!


24 posted on 08/28/2010 4:15:24 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I would imagine that if a Republican women said this, the howls of derision would be heard all the way to California.


25 posted on 08/28/2010 6:45:29 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I don’t get that “three men in a room” remark at all.


26 posted on 08/28/2010 7:46:51 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (So, kids can't wear American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo but we'll have a mosque at Ground Zero?)
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To: A_perfect_lady

It’s a reference to how NY traditionally passes a budget. The governor,
senate majority leader and assembly speaker cut a deal. The majority leader and the speaker then shove that budget down the members (and citizenry’s) throats via “party unity.”


27 posted on 08/29/2010 12:10:38 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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