Maybe Harry Reid should consider adding the thought: I don’t know how any woman could be a Republican, OK? … Do I need to say more?
A Minnesota Republican Party operative yesterday waded into one of the signature political issues of our time: “Who’s hotter — Republican women or Democratic women?” writes Rachel Rose Hartman on Yahoo News.
The Senate District 56 GOP Party posted a Web video yesterday laying out its position on the hotness question. It leads with images of prominent Republicans such as Sarah Palin, Michelle Malkin, and Michele Bachmann; the soundtrack, naturally, is the Tom Jones chestnut, “She’s a Lady.”
Then, there’s an abrupt switch to the other side of the aisle. The theme is subtly conveyed with the strains of the Baha Men hit “Who Let the Dogs Out?” Photos of Michelle Obama, Janet Reno, Rosie O’Donnell and Hillary Clinton flash on the screen.
The video quickly made its viral way through the blogosphere.
“The day when a woman was judged by her looks rather than her competence and intelligence should have passed three generations ago,” said State Democratic chairman Brian Melendez. “But apparently Republican leaders in the year 2010 still think of that bygone era as the good old days, and want to bring it back.”
Melendez called for the video’s removal and an apology from branch GOP chairman Joe Salmon.
Local Republican state House candidate Andrea Kieffer also requested that the video be removed, Paul Schmelzer reports for the Minnesota Independent. Kieffer called the video a “juvenile attempt at ‘marketing.’ ”
“This is not something I would condone, and I am sending a request that the webmaster take it down immediately,” she told local newspapers.
As of Wednesday morning, the party had removed the video from its website.
In a show of mind-numbing callousness, Salmon labelled critics of the vile, sexist video as humorless enforcers of political correctness.
“It [is] really unfortunate to relearn that the other side is severely lacking a sense of humor,” Salmon tweeted Tuesday.
It does illustrate their superficial nature. Digby wrote this up as well including this Palin quote.
“The choice of photo for the cover of this week’s Newsweek is unfortunate. When it comes to Sarah Palin, this “news” magazine has relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant. The Runner’s World magazine one-page profile for which this photo was taken was all about health and fitness — a subject to which I am devoted and which is critically important to this nation. The out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-expected by now. If anyone can learn anything from it: it shows why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, gender, or color of skin.”