I got a little bristly when national NOW President Terry O’Neill declared that that anyone in Jerry Brown’s office who
from here on
calls a woman a whore should be fired after the epithet tumbled from a staffer’s mouth during a discussion about gubernatorial opponent Meg Whitman.
Oh puh-leeze, whore is not gender specific, so to think whore to be wicked, applied only to a woman is a bit off. Hey, it’s a living, the world’s oldest. And if the round heels fit, wear ‘em!
Well thank goodness for California NOW President Parry Bellasalma who today told TPM in response to a question that it’s an accurate statement to describe Meg Whitman as a political whore.
TPM’s question was in reference to a Daily Caller story about the NOW endorsement. That story read:
Bellasalma said that while calling Whitman a “whore” was a poor choice of words, the description was accurate. “The very troubling issue that is embedded in that call is what prompted the description of Meg as a ‘whore’ is basically that she sold out Californians for an endorsement and a $450,000 independent expenditure campaign,” she said.
A whore is a whore is whore.
[H/T] Megan Carpentier