Skip to comments.Rendell's sexist gaffe (about Janet Napolitano)
Posted on 12/03/2008 10:05:55 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
Ed Rendell was the MC for the governor's meeting in Philly yesterday, where there was much to be heard on the open mics. CNN zeroed-in its microphones on Pa's motor-mouthed governor and heard him saying this about Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, Obama's pick for Homeland Security chief:
"Janet's perfect for that job. Because for that job, you have to have no life. Janet has no family. Perfect. She can devote, literally, 19-20 hours a day to it."
CNN's Campbell Brown went off on the guv last night:
Wow. Now, I'm sure Gov. Napolitano has many qualifications for the job beyond having no family, and therefore the ability to devote 20 hours a day to the job.
But it is fascinating to me that that is the quality being highlighted here as so perfect. C'mon. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is married with two grown children. His predecessor, Tom Ridge, had a family. Anybody remember a debate about whether they would have trouble balancing the demands of work and family?
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Who the hell cares?
Just more ado about nothing for the perpetually outraged.
No, but Campbell did have a debate when Sarah Palin was running as the VP. I guess it wasn't sexist then.
Obviously, the Dems are sexist pigs who do not think women can handle much.
But, the women keep voting these people back in.
And I am sure that Campbell Brown came to Gov. Palin’s defense as well right?
Looking awfully hard for things to be offended by, Campbell.
C’mon Campbell. What he meant to say was she was uniquely qualified for the position. Just like Janet Reno was uniquely qualified to be AG.
LOL. Where is the sexism? Just because he said she doesn’t have a family? Wow.
I’d be more offended as a person—rather than as a woman—if someone said I “had no life.” Makes you sound pathetic.
This is the kind of bull crap that gets the MSM into hot water. At what point does Brown stop reporting “the news” and start stating her own interpretation of the facts. If you play the video, at 58 seconds into the 2:58 video, she stops acting like a reporter and starts stating her beliefs on the subject. I really don’t give a crap what she thinks. Tell me the issues and make the wild assumption that I have a brain and can reason for myself. Your job, Ms Brown, is to report the facts. After you’ve done that, STFU.
Responded Gov. Rendell: “Campbell Brown is a dumb skirt with a soup can label for a name. Somebody should chain her to the stove and teach her to cook before I slap the mascara off her face.”
...Fast Eddie's a knucklehead.
I don’t see the problem here.
I used to be single(as a matter of fact, I was single for a LONG time) and people used to say the same thing about me.
Never took any offense to it.
But then, Cammy Brown is one of those liberals who, like all liberals, just can’t wait to find something she can scream and whine about.
It’s fun when the Dems have the playing field to themselves. If it weren’t for all the damage they do (Lots), I could just sit back & watch the freakshow.
Exactly. It’s the grievance lobby at work again. He didn’t say it was her only qualification, he didn’t say she was less qualified than others, he said he she had an additional attribute that the job required. Just another illustration of how far the P.O. will stretch the facts to find something to complain about.
In a local meeting yesterday, I heard one of our leftist loons spew nonsense for almost ten minutes, then end it with a claim that she’d been insulted. The insult? One of the politicians, interviewed about her position on an issue, called it shortsighted. Said she, “shortsighted means stupid and I resent being called stupid, I’m not stupid”. I couldn’t help but think that when you have to proclaim you’re not stupid because it’s not otherwise evident, you’re in trouble.
"That's a man, baby!"
Eddie just didn't know her well enough.
Cambell Brown should be fired, along with everyone else at CNN.
Her TRUE portfolio:
Secretary of Federal Department of Tourism.
( Bring your GUNS and Bombs along on a vacation to America!)
Got that right.
Remember the movie “It’s Pat.” The movie description says “Pat Riley, an obnoxious busybody of undeterminable sex,”
Pretty much sums up Gov Napolitano.
Throw is vicious and vindictive as well.
Oh, and how exactly she defend Arizona against the assault on Arizonans by illegal aliens, drug dealers and murderers/rapists/thiefs/gangs that have flowed across the border?
Rendell is right.
The demands of the job almost dictate that one not have a family and devote much of their time to it.
I think that Campbell Brown and others are upset at what they perceive as a slight swipe take at Napolitano’s questionable sexual identitry.
Sounds like Cammy Brown has a bit ‘o PMS.
But, like Rosie and Hillary, Janet has a lot of girl friends.
Ed Rendell is Pauly Walnuts, without the finishing, grace or tact...
“I think that Campbell Brown and others are upset at what they perceive as a slight swipe take at Napolitanos questionable sexual identitry.”
And she chose to defend her because she is gay or because she supports abortion?
“And she chose to defend her because she is gay or because she supports abortion?”
Ms. Brown understands that questioning Napolitano’s sexuality, however obliquely, perpetuates the notion that such a concept as sexual immorality exists, and that, perhaps, her own actions might fall into that category.
So, once again and unsurprisingly for the libs, it’s just self-interest.
Heh! I’d love to hear what Motormouth Rendell has to say about her behind closed doors.
He is so uncouth.
That twit needs a dictionary.
I don’t see how that’s sexist. Rude definitely, but sexist is pushing it.
Color me confused.
Wasn’t Campbell Brown one of the earliest to jump on Gov. Palin’s ability to balance running/serving for VP with her family’s needs?
Eddie nails Butch.
I’d love to hear Rendell speak to people in private.
Eddie’s a funny guy. A prick, yeah, but a funny guy who speaks a little too honestly for the rodents. He’s the guy who probably just sits back there and shakes his head at the rodent successes thinking, “I can’t believe these people buy our bull$hit.” Me, neither.
I guess the reporter cut Ed off before he could mention Janet Reno, Donna Shalala, Barbara Mikulski, Billie Jean King or Martina Navratilova.
Is there some requirement that every democrat administration has at least one dog ugly women of questionable sexual orientation in a cabinet post? We had Janet Reno in the Clinton years and now this women. Every time I see Napolitano I think about the theme from that old 1970's sitcom "Maude", except Maude, although a liberal, was slightly better looking and straight.