The d'Rats Capture Another Asshat Award...
D'Rats Trash Blind GOP Running Mate Just Because She IS Blind:
Poll question: Md Gov Ehrlich (R) selects blind woman as running mate - pandering or not?
Gov. Robert Ehrlich picked Kristen Cox, the Department of Disabilities' secretary, as his running mate on Thursday, less than 24 hours after the Republican leader officially declared his intentions to seek a second term. (Husb2Sparkly)
DU Chimes In:
--A blind Lieutenant Governor? I don't see it. Hahahahaha! (meegbear)
--Inless the blind woman is armed to the teeth with all the qualifications a sighted person would have, it is pandering. I wouldn't put it past Ehrlich to do that at all... I would LOVE to see his campaign crash and burn. (Totally Committed)
--Then, F*ck her! I voted "Pandering"! LOL! (Totally Committed)
--All republicans are Bush republicans now, and they are all figuratively blind or malicious or both. Being literally blind doesn't mean anything to me... (skipos)
--Pandering - no doubt. He really does it well, I guess it is good to have a talent. (mmcghenn)
--That won't fly, if the state wants to make sure all legislation is in English....not Braille.... (zbdent)
--Blind? Whomever was chief of staff for this woman would pretty much control and manipulate her. (Divernan)
94% VOTED 'PANDERING"
6% VOTED 'NOT PANDERING' OR 'OTHER'
If Republicans said the same thing about a Democrat candidate, they'd throw a fit. (Note how they went on an on about President Bush when he quite unknowingly asked a sight-challenged questioner to remove his sunglasses during a Rose Garden press conference last week.)
However, with the d'Rats, this kind of cheap ridicule and inuendo is business as usual. It gives a very real--and disgusting--taste of how Democrats REALLY feel about people with disabilities.