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Rendell's sexist gaffe (about Janet Napolitano)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 3, 3008 | Timothy McNulty

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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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: baboonbuttrendell; edrendell; fasteddie; janetnapolitano; lesbian; obamatransitionfile; pennsyltuckey; slickeddie

1 posted on 12/03/2008 10:05:55 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Who the hell cares?

Just more ado about nothing for the perpetually outraged.


2 posted on 12/03/2008 10:08:02 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Anybody remember a debate about whether they would have trouble balancing the demands of work and family?

No, but Campbell did have a debate when Sarah Palin was running as the VP. I guess it wasn't sexist then.

3 posted on 12/03/2008 10:08:21 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The Dems also implied the Palin could not handle VP because of her children.

Obviously, the Dems are sexist pigs who do not think women can handle much.

But, the women keep voting these people back in.

4 posted on 12/03/2008 10:08:45 AM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

And I am sure that Campbell Brown came to Gov. Palin’s defense as well right?


5 posted on 12/03/2008 10:08:52 AM PST by danmyte (dana)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Looking awfully hard for things to be offended by, Campbell.


6 posted on 12/03/2008 10:09:03 AM PST by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


7 posted on 12/03/2008 10:11:22 AM PST by philled ("I prefer messy democracy to the stability of tyrants." -- Howar Ziad, Iraqi Ambassador to Canada)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

LOL. Where is the sexism? Just because he said she doesn’t have a family? Wow.


8 posted on 12/03/2008 10:11:35 AM PST by library user
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To: library user

I’d be more offended as a person—rather than as a woman—if someone said I “had no life.” Makes you sound pathetic.


9 posted on 12/03/2008 10:12:47 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


10 posted on 12/03/2008 10:13:26 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Dahoser

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.”


11 posted on 12/03/2008 10:14:06 AM PST by Callahan
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To: Altura Ct.
I know.

...Fast Eddie's a knucklehead.

12 posted on 12/03/2008 10:15:14 AM PST by T Lady (The MSM: Pravda West)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


13 posted on 12/03/2008 10:15:50 AM PST by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


14 posted on 12/03/2008 10:16:06 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Altura Ct.

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.


15 posted on 12/03/2008 10:17:18 AM PST by ArmstedFragg
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I think it was homophobic more than sexist.

"That's a man, baby!"

16 posted on 12/03/2008 10:19:01 AM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: All
Good grief. Janet Napolitano is a human skunk. She loves cameras and to watch people. She got into office through the Gregoire/Franken technique where they counted and recounted until she won. She's of indeterminable sexuality. She helped persecute Fife Symington and Clarence Thomas. She's from the Janet Reno/Donna Shalala school.

Eddie just didn't know her well enough.

17 posted on 12/03/2008 10:20:48 AM PST by Luke21
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To: Altura Ct.

Cambell Brown should be fired, along with everyone else at CNN.


18 posted on 12/03/2008 10:22:22 AM PST by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Janet Napolitano will actually be a Homeland Security Chief in name only.

Her TRUE portfolio:

Secretary of Federal Department of Tourism.

( Bring your GUNS and Bombs along on a vacation to America!)

19 posted on 12/03/2008 10:32:57 AM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: Luke21

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?


20 posted on 12/03/2008 10:34:40 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: library user

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.


21 posted on 12/03/2008 10:43:04 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sounds like Cammy Brown has a bit ‘o PMS.


22 posted on 12/03/2008 10:43:10 AM PST by austinaero
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Janet has no family.

But, like Rosie and Hillary, Janet has a lot of girl friends.

23 posted on 12/03/2008 10:44:37 AM PST by IbJensen (The fat lady has sung and it was awful. Coming up: Maya Angelou!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Ed Rendell is Pauly Walnuts, without the finishing, grace or tact...


24 posted on 12/03/2008 10:49:43 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MplsSteve

“I think that Campbell Brown and others are upset at what they perceive as a slight swipe take at Napolitano’s questionable sexual identitry.”


And she chose to defend her because she is gay or because she supports abortion?


25 posted on 12/03/2008 10:57:03 AM PST by Canedawg (The media is a ass, a idiot.," said Mr. Bumble.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

oooohhhhh!


26 posted on 12/03/2008 11:20:37 AM PST by mrmargaritaville
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To: Canedawg

“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.


27 posted on 12/03/2008 11:57:22 AM PST by Philo-Junius (One precedent creates another. They soon accumulate and constitute law.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Heh! I’d love to hear what Motormouth Rendell has to say about her behind closed doors.

He is so uncouth.


28 posted on 12/03/2008 1:04:47 PM PST by Palladin (Obama on Ayers: "He's just a guy in my neighborhood." LIAR!!!)
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To: ArmstedFragg

That twit needs a dictionary.


29 posted on 12/03/2008 1:06:39 PM PST by Palladin (Obama on Ayers: "He's just a guy in my neighborhood." LIAR!!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I don’t see how that’s sexist. Rude definitely, but sexist is pushing it.


30 posted on 12/03/2008 1:07:57 PM PST by dilvish
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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?


31 posted on 12/03/2008 1:11:19 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; Impy; Clemenza; Clintonfatigued; rabscuttle385; AuH2ORepublican; ...

Eddie nails Butch.


32 posted on 12/03/2008 2:39:22 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’d love to hear Rendell speak to people in private.


33 posted on 12/03/2008 4:11:34 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

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.


34 posted on 12/03/2008 4:16:18 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"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."

I guess the reporter cut Ed off before he could mention Janet Reno, Donna Shalala, Barbara Mikulski, Billie Jean King or Martina Navratilova.

35 posted on 12/03/2008 4:24:26 PM PST by x
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To: whitedog57
Wait, the SNL character of undeterminable sex was given the last name Riley in the movie? I betcha NBA coaching legend Pat Riley must have loved that one!


36 posted on 12/03/2008 5:16:57 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Warning Incoming sexist comment...

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.

37 posted on 12/03/2008 5:35:17 PM PST by apillar
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