From The Dallas Morning News:
A group of Republican women supporting Kay Bailey Hutchison is demanding an apology from the Rick Perry campaign for remarks that they say disparage women. In a letter to the Perry camp, the group accuses adviser Dave Carney of likening the Republican senator’s campaign to a “whorehouse.”
(l to r: Chimpy, Governor Little Ricky Goodhair, Kay Thrown-Over-for-Princess-Sarah Bailey Hutchison, Anita Stepford Beard Perry, Poppy Bush, Dave Foot-in-Mouth Carney, John Giant Head Cornyn, Babs Let-‘em-Eat-Cake Bush, Laura Pickles Bush)
At issue was a story in Dallas Morning News story quoting Carney saying the Republican Party should welcome diverse views — “But that doesn’t mean you take your principles and throw them out the door and become a whorehouse and let anybody in who wants to come in, regardless.”
“As businesswomen, community leaders and mothers, it is always concerning and disheartening when we see people resorting to behavior aimed at belittling women,” said the letter, signed by seven long-time Texas GOP activists, including two former Republican National Commiteewomen — Denise McNamara of Dallas and Penny Butler of Houston. All seven women are Hutchison supporters, according to the campaign’s list of its statewide political backers.
The Perry campaign issued a statement saying consultant’s remarks were not directed at Hutchison, but at the National Republican Party, which Carney said should avoid being “Democrat-lite” by becoming more moderate.
“Dave Carney, a national political consultant and former White House Political Director, was commenting on a story concerning the state of the national Republican Party. He was not commenting on the 2010 Texas Governor’s race and does not speak for the Governor,” said Perry campaign spokesman Mark Miner.
The entire letter is at the link above.
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