Well, this thing named Carol Fowler deals from the bottom of the deck today on two fronts.
South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler sharply attacked Sarah Palin today, saying John McCain had chosen a running mate "whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”As if that's not enough, she also not-so-subtly plays the race card.
Palin is an opponent of abortion rights and gave birth to her fifth child, Trig, earlier this year after finding out during her pregnancy that the baby had Down syndrome.
“Among Democratic women and even among independent women, I don’t think it helped him,” she said.Huh?
Told of McCain's boost in the new ABC/Washington Post among white women following the Palin pick, Fowler said: "Just anecdotally, I believe that those white women are Republican women anyway."
Jake Tapper is incredulous.
South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson today called Fowler’s statement "offensive, outrageous and - most importantly – dead wrong. Governor Sarah Palin is a strong pro-life, pro-family reform-minded conservative with meaningful experience whose message has resonated in South Carolina. Fowler's statement is born out of desperation from a campaign that is sputtering across the South. Carol Fowler should immediately apologize. Her remarks are unbecoming of a party leader and demonstrate poor judgment."I guess this gives the community organizer something to whine about tomorrow after the inevitable fallout from this outlandish and grossly offensive statement.
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Don Surber observes:
Stay classy, Obama. Show that Ivy League education, the dreams of your father, and that audacity of hope. Your followers have taken their cue.Update: As Obama runs for cover, the dimwit Fowler offers this lame apology, managing to squeeze in the requisite Obama talking points..
"I personally admire and respect the difficult choices that women make everyday, and I apologize to anyone who finds my comment offensive. I clumsily was making a point about people in South Carolina who may vote based on a single issue. Whether it’s the environment, the economy, the war or a woman’s right to choose, there are people who will cast their vote based on a single issue. That was the only point I was attempting to make."Sorry. Too late. You meant what you said and you said what you meant. Such a shame her mama didn't abort her, some might argue.
Lindsay Graham demands a condemnation from Obama. Good luck with that.