A friend — a woman friend — passed on to me this item from The Post and Courier. She told me it might not appeal to me because it was “chick stuff” — that she nearly passed on it for the same reason (you’d have to know this woman, who in some ways thinks more like a guy than I do) — but that she thought it was worth a moment’s attention. An excerpt:
A lot of women are going to be disappointed with your comments on conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham’s radio show….
Maybe you were still feeling some fallout from reporter Renee Dudley’s story about your European job-recruiting trip funded by the taxpayers.
But that was no reason to say what you said.
Near the end of your interview, Ingraham offers this observation:
“This character at The Post and Courier clearly wants to portray you as someone hypocritical, that you’re not what you pretend to be.”
(No, governor, you’re doing a really good job of that on your own, actually, but that’s beside the point.)
You responded: “All I will tell you is, God bless that little girl at The Post and Courier. Her job is to create conflict, my job is to create jobs.”
The governor of the great state of South Carolina called another woman a little girl?…
Gee, all they had to do to get my attention was yell, “Girl Fight!” I would have come running. Any guy who’s ever been a third-grader would. We’d also be careful not to get in the middle of it…