Texas Gov's Advisor Warns GOP Against Becoming Whores
Ha ha, Texas. Once this state secedes, where will the rest of America turn for laffs? (Answer: Oklahoma.) A senior strategist for Governor Rick Perry likened a more inclusive national Republican Party to a "whorehouse," and all the GOP ladies in Texas just wentnuts.
Apparently it is an insult of some sort, to use the word "whorehouse" in a sentence like this:
[Consultant David Carney] said he agreed the Republican Party needed to attract new voters. But, he added, "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."
So all the supporters of Kay Bailey Hutchison, Perry's most formidable primary opponent and only as much of a whore as any other senator from Texas, found this offensive and complained.
Former Republican National Committee member Denise McNamara of Dallas led a group of GOP women from Dallas, Houston and elsewhere demanding that Perry apologize for and repudiate the comment.
"As businesswomen, community leaders and mothers, it is always concerning and disheartening when we see people resort to behavior aimed at belittling women. Therefore, you cannot imagine how appalling it was to see your campaign's chief strategist liken our Senior Senator's primary campaign to 'opening the doors of a whorehouse,'" they wrote in a letter to Perry on Tuesday.
Perry of course said that basically the guy wasn't talking about Texas, and he wasn't even speaking for Perry, but whatever, the guy did say "whore." That is just not very cool.
Plus, the GOP is really better described as a gay bathhouse than a brothel. Semantics!