When Dems Say The Wrong Thing
The prover of the point is William Donald Schaefer (right), who's held office in Maryland for 51 years, but got turned out yesterday, losing his race for re-election as state comptroller. Terrapins know all this stuff, but for the rest of us, we can only shake our heads as we learn from AP:
- He said [his opponent, Janet] Owens was fat. He criticized her hair style. He described her as "Mother Hubbard" in one breath and said she looked like a man in another.
- He angered Marylanders of Korean descent by saying that Korea wanted to drop a bomb on the United States, failing to note the distinction between North and South Korea.
- At a public meeting earlier this year, he asked a young woman who had brought him a cup of tea to walk across the room one more time while he made a show of ogling her backside. He refused to apologize to "this little girl" and said she ought to be "happy that I observed her going out the door." (source)