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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
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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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