I like Governor Huckabee. He is a very nice man, repectful to women, and a good colleague – but the words he chose to make his point are insulting to women

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Ordinarily I don’t get into the spats surrounding my colleagues but sometimes I think you should hear from me on some of them – especially when the issue is women.  You won’t hear from me on all of the spats, but my headline tells you what I think about this one. 

I juxtapose his poor choice of words against my experience with Governor Huckabee as a remote colleague (he is in NY and I am in DC and I see him only time to time.)  My experience has been a good one.

As noted, he is a good colleague, in my experience always a gentlemen and friendly.  I have never heard anyone say he is disrespectful of women.  But sometimes people you like, say or do something you strongly disagree with, or use a poor choice of words that are insulting and you need to state it. He could have stated his view better.   That’s all. 

PS (and an update) – we should measure someone by his or her actions..not an occasional clumsy selection of wordsAs an aside, from time to time, I regret some things I say or how I say them.   A good example: my ‘mea culpa’ about Richard Sherman OFF THE RECORD on January 24th posted here on GretaWire. 
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“…and if the Democrats want to insult women by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it.”

 

He added: “Our party stands for the recognition of the equality of women and the capacity of women. That’s not a war on them, it’s a war for them.”

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