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Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:26 PM

Carmona apologizes for calling male debate moderator 'prettier' than Crowley

Source: Politico

Arizona Senate candidate Richard Carmona apologized Friday for joking at a debate that the male moderator was “prettier” than Candy Crowley, the veteran female CNN journalist who moderated the presidential debate earlier this week.

"I tried to tell a joke to lighten the mood in a debate. I shouldn't have, and I'm sorry,” Carmona, the Democratic nominee, said in a brief statement to POLITICO.

Despite his apology, Carmona’s latest comments won’t help him fight off the narrative pushed by Republicans that he has issues with women. A brutal ad by his Republican opponent, Rep. Jeff Flake, features Carmona’s former female supervisor recalling the night when he angrily pounded on her apartment door while he was serving as U.S. surgeon general in the George W. Bush administration.

After a heated exchange during Thursday’s debate, 12News/KPNX-TV’s Brahm Resnik remarked: “Geez, now I know how Candy Crowley felt.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-congress/2012/10/carmona-apologizes-for-calling-male-debate-moderator-138985.html



And this was one we were polling well in and looked like we might flip from the Republicans.

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Reply Carmona apologizes for calling male debate moderator 'prettier' than Crowley (Original post)
shawn703 Oct 2012 OP
Politicalboi Oct 2012 #1
marybourg Oct 2012 #9
JI7 Oct 2012 #13
magical thyme Oct 2012 #15
immoderate Oct 2012 #2
hrmjustin Oct 2012 #3
freshwest Oct 2012 #6
hrmjustin Oct 2012 #17
BeyondGeography Oct 2012 #4
OldHippieChick Oct 2012 #5
spooky3 Oct 2012 #7
GoldenOldie Oct 2012 #8
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2012 #18
Iggo Oct 2012 #10
msongs Oct 2012 #11
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2012 #19
JI7 Oct 2012 #12
DonRedwood Oct 2012 #22
reflection Oct 2012 #14
fleur-de-lisa Oct 2012 #16
Lightbulb_on Oct 2012 #20
julian09 Oct 2012 #21
Cha Oct 2012 #23
DarthDem Oct 2012 #24
forestpath Oct 2012 #25

Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:29 PM

1. Is this guy a "plant"?

Worked for Bush, and has issues with women.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:56 PM

9. No, he's not a plant, but let's face it,

any Dem who has a chance to succeed in AZ has to have something of a tough guy persona. Even Gaby, who had to run only in more liberal southern AZ had to be a gun-totin' type of gal.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:07 PM

13. and commenting on appearance of debate moderators makes him a "tough guy" ?

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Response to marybourg (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:14 PM

15. real tough guy.

Almost as tough as when Rush Limbaugh denigrated teenager Chelsea's looks.

Just what we need. NOT.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:29 PM

2. Appears that Carmona is a fuck-up.

Too bad. I hate to see Flake win.

--imm

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:29 PM

3. Not a smart idea. I hope it does not hurt him, and that the people pay attention to Flakes...

... Radical agenda. Flake would sell his family for a buck, and you too.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:50 PM

6. If M$M would allow anyone airtime to get to the issues, elections wouldn't be judged on soundbites.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:40 PM

17. I agree the race is not over.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:36 PM

4. Painful

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:44 PM

5. Wow - sorry Arizona

Looks like you have the choice of two Flakes!

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:51 PM

7. Don't apologize for "trying to tell a joke" - apologize for making a sexist statement!

Geez, that is bad behavior, whether it's a Dem or a Republican.

Some day, we won't have to settle for candidates on either side who "have issues" with racism, sexism, or any other ism. I hope that is during my lifetime.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:52 PM

8. US Surgeon General former "supervisor"????

I want to what this Organizational Chart looks like.

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Response to GoldenOldie (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:47 PM

18. She is Christina Beato, and was Acting Assistant Secretary of Health

at the Department of Health and Human Services. And the Surgeon General does report to that position: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/about/history/index.html

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:58 PM

10. Jesus Murphy! What the fuck is wrong with these people?

Last edited Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:15 AM - Edit history (1)

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:00 PM

11. he is prettier than candy crowley nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:49 PM

19. Is that necessary?

For fuck's sake, please delete that post.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:03 PM

12. Fucking Idiot

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Response to JI7 (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 06:48 PM

22. +1

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:09 PM

14. Not smart.

And he'll probably get what he deserves, unfortunately.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:35 PM

16. At least he did make an attempt at an apology . . .

lame though it was!

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:54 PM

20. Wait for him to come out with...

 

"I don't have a problem with women! I just don't like the unattractive ones!"

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 06:20 PM

21. Didn't Sen Scott Brown make similar remark concerning Elizabeth Warren.

 

Liz said something to the effect,"AT LEAST i KEPT MY CLOTHES ON" Scott replyed "THANK GOD"

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Response to julian09 (Reply #21)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 07:30 PM

23. Yes he did..and romney tried to Run Over Candy Crowley.

I'm not excusing Carmona because he should know better..and should apologize appropriately.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 07:54 PM

24. Oh, Well


So he's not a perfect candidate. At least he apologized, although I'm not defending what he did.

Still want him over The Flake. But it would help if Carmona could avoid goofy unforced errors.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:10 PM

25. NO excuse for this. Ugh.

 

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