(My name is Rob, I’m a man and I fold clothes. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno)
Has it come to this? Name-calling from the party of the high-minded? With their candidate for U.S. Senate floundering and failing to gain any kind of meaningful traction on the huge head start she enjoys, the Democrats are reduced to calling U.S. Senator Scott Brown an “honorary girl”.
Imagine if a Massachusetts Republican pronounced his or her opposition in a similar sexist fashion. The press would be outraged.
Walsh, who six hours after making his initial comment back-peddled and apologized, believes that Brown is running a campaign based on images. (Now that’s rich for the affirmative action party that cleared the way for a flawed candidate like Elizabeth Warren.) But the more the Democrats attack the more Brown holds steady in the likeability quotient.
Brown spokeswoman Alleigh Marre said Walsh’s comments were a sign of desperation.
“When a candidate starts to fall behind in the polls is when they resort to name-calling and personal insults,” Marre said. “Scott Brown is pro-choice and wants all women to have good jobs with equal pay. Elizabeth Warren should be ashamed of herself for these negative attacks.”
Walsh issued his apology about six hours later, shortly after the Brown campaign issued a second statement from the leader of the Women for Brown coalition.
Chairwoman Angela Davis connected the Walsh statement with one Warren made in a column published in the Boston Sunday Globe.
In that piece, Warren said that, unlike Brown, she feels embarrassed to to run ads focused on her personal life, adding, “You probably won’t see me folding laundry.”
Davis said: “It seems Professor Warren and her spokesman can’t decide if they are just too good to fold laundry, or if household chores are suitable only for women. Professor Warren should apologize for her own elitist remark, and denounce her spokesman’s insulting comments suggesting folding laundry is a ‘girl’s’ job.”
Life is hard when you are chairman of the Democratic party in the bluest of bluest one-party states and you are saddled with a mediocre candidate who won’t be caught folding laundry.