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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:34 PM

'My Rules, My Truck': MS GOPer, Reporter Spar Over Access For Female Journo

By Nicole Lafond
July 11, 2019 10:42 am

The Mississippi Republican gubernatorial candidate who blocked a female reporter from doing a ride-along with his campaign — because he was concerned it’d look like he was having an affair — dug his heels in during an interview with CNN Thursday morning.

“My rules, my truck,” Mississippi state Rep. Robert Foster (R) said during the interview, which included the female journalist, Mississippi Today’s Larrison Campbell, who was told by Foster’s campaign that she couldn’t do a ride-along style story with the candidate unless she brought a male colleague with her.

According to Campbell, the ride-along request was meant to be part of a series of stories that Mississippi Today is publishing to give voters an inside look at each of the gubernatorial candidates’ campaigns. Foster argued that the request was “different” than the typical interview and he made the male colleague request as a “precaution” to avoid the “perception” of an affair.

“I didn’t want to end up in a situation where me and Ms. Campbell were alone for an extended period of time throughout that 15 to 16 hour day,” he said. “So out of precaution I wanted to have her bring someone with her, a male colleague. And the other thing that I think is important to point out is this is my truck, and in my truck we go by my rules. And that’s my rule.”

Foster said that he and his wife have a similar rule to what Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence follow. Part of their wedding vows was a promise to never be alone in the same room as someone of the opposite gender. Foster happily admitted that he would’ve granted access to a male reporter and even raised the fact that we live in the #metoo era as fodder for his defense.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:37 PM

1. Part of their vows was to admit they are spineless people who dont trust one another

sounds like their love aint got much stamina

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:41 PM

2. This guy has hung around M. Pence way too long. So, he can't go to a store by himself, ...

get gas, or anything for that matter because he might be the only one in the store/room, elevator, etc., with a female?...

God, give me a break. This guy is a piece of work ...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:45 PM

3. Why not just get matched chastity belts?

That would solve the problem.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:50 PM

4. I can understand that position

With all of the allegations against people in powerful positions, both Republican and Democrat, it does appear somewhat sensible that a person may not want to put themselves in a position where there could be any question as to what happened.

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Response to Robot_Ears (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:54 PM

6. What's stopping, other than his own bull crap, from having one or two of his staff members...

follow along with him and the journalist?

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Response to Robot_Ears (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:32 PM

10. He has no staff? He has no recording devices?

Seems his is simply another sexist and draconian position given the more benign alternatives available to anyone with 1/8 of a thinking brain.

But I get it... a lot of little dudes don't trust themselves around women.

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Response to Robot_Ears (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:57 PM

11. What allegations against "both Republican and Democrat" are you referring to?

Not sure what you're talking about here.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:53 PM

5. There's your story

Since Foster is more dedicated to his fear and his sexism, make that your story of his campaign. You don't have to cover anything else about him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:54 PM

7. Wow.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:18 PM

8. Being scolded by his seventh grade English teacher, Miss Jones, he's never recovered...

... from his first unexpected erection.

He's still clearly terrified it could happen again.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:30 PM

9. So, he doesn't trust himself to be alone around women...

and places the blame of his self-trust issues on the women.

As MRA's go, this is a new tack.

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