Posted by: Ann Corcoran | March 20, 2012

Brinkley campaign spokesman puts foot in mouth, adds more fuel to ‘war on women’

This time it’s a Republican candidate, a sitting Maryland Senator, demeaning a woman!  What are they thinking?  Haven’t they been paying attention to the news!

Readers, I have tried not to get involved in the Republican primary race for the 6th District (where I live), but this put me over the edge and I have to say something.   Imagine Maryland Senator David Brinkley with several previous allegations of physical abuse involving his wife as well as an alleged 7 year adulterous affair with a staffer allowing his spokesman to make a derogatory comment of this nature about Del. Kathy Afzali who is running against him in the crowded Republican field.

Wouldn’t you think he would be smart enough to steer clear of anything that might smack of demeaning language aimed at a woman?

It is one thing to say she is exaggerating her record in Annapolis and quite another to suggest she should be working at Burger King.  Can you imagine for one minute that Brinkley’s staffer would suggest Roscoe Bartlett, or any of the men in this race should be working at Burger King.  Not a chance!  What?  Are attractive blond women somehow fair game?  This has got to stop!

Here is what Brinkley (apparently thinking they are so cute with the “whopper” reference) has allowed to go out on his campaign letterhead (from a press release received this morning but not as of this writing on Brinkley’s website here):

“Considering the ‘Whopper’ she served up at the Chamber forum, Delegate Afzali should be working at Burger King,” said Don Murphy, a Brinkley spokesman, who attended the event. “Perhaps the Delegate would be more productive if she focused on the job she was elected to do, rather than run for not one, but two offices, during the legislative session.” Afzali is running for Congress in the 6th Congressional District and as a Romney Delegate in the 8th Congressional District … at the same time.

Is it any wonder so few women are willing to run for elected office?

Time for an apology Mr. Brinkley!



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