I read this morning in the Denver Post that a State Representative here in Colorado, Larry Liston (R-Colorado Springs, natch!) called unwed teenage mothers “sluts” in a Republican caucus meeting Wednesday morning. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported his comments, and to his credit, he apologized for his remarks on the floor of the House today.
Then, I click on over to Talking Points Memo for a little news fix, and I see that MSNBC’s David Shuster is taking heat for asking Bill Press last night, “doesn’t it seem like Chelsea [Clinton is] sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?” in the service of her mother’s campaign for the presidency. (Would he have made the same observation about the Romney campaign’s “Five Brothers,” who have each spent most of the entire last year on the campaign trail for their Dad? Should I stop asking questions to which I already know the answer?) Shuster is supposedly going to offer an on-air apology today, too.
Grow up, boys. I know teh Lady Parts make you really nervous and giggly sometimes, but get a grip. Do you want your daughter talked about like that?
UPDATE: Shuster is temporarily suspended from all NBC broadcasts. Wow–that was fast. I guess that’s the difference between talking about “pimping” the daughter of a President, and say, calling the Rutgers University women’s basketball team “nappy-headed hos.” It took CBS nearly a week to fire Don Imus, but don’t worry folks: he’s back on the air!
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