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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Elaine Chao punches back

Mitch McConnell’s wife, former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao hits back. Supposedly she was the victim of a racist Twitter attack begun by Kathy Groob which the Kentucky Democratic Party felt compelled to condemn. The exact text of the offending tweet was;
If Mitch McConnell is going to bring his wife in the race, then her lack of KY status is fair game. #FancyFarm
I suppose in an around about way questioning Ms Chao's Kentucky status is pointing out that she is oriental in that she's not running for office but pardon me if I opine that people are wearing their feeling on their coat sleeves. At the risk of sounding churlish I thought South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian exhortation to “send Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from” was more clever than racist. When asked by reporters where he thought she came from he quickly replied, Butler County.
In any event the McConnell campaign, sensing an opening, quickly released an ad featuring Chao extolling the Senator's commitment to women's rights. It's high time someone rammed the war on women theme down the Democrats' throat but frankly I'm sick of identity politics.

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