CNN Commentator Campbell Brown seems shocked that sexism has reared its ugly head in this day and time. Given that politicians have in the past gotten caught saying some things they wished they hadn’t, you’d think that they would learn, sadly, no.
On an open microphone at the National Governors conference Pennsylvania’s Governor Ed Rendell had this to say about Janet Napolitano, President-Elect Obama’s choice for Homeland Security Secretary:
Rendell: Janet’s perfect for that job. Because for that job, you have to have no life. Janet has no family. Perfect. She can devote, literally, 19-20 hours a day to it
Campbell Brown, CNN host of “No Bias, No Bull” made it commentary on her show.
Campbell Brown, you shouldn’t be surprised, as has been said before women are more closely scrutinized than men. Try wearing the same dress to work two days in a row. When Sarah Palin was running as VP pick on the Republican ticket, the media and left wing blogs were all a twitter about how she was going to handle being a new mother and do her job. Now when was the last time anyone had any concern whether a male politician could be a father and do his job? I’m going to guess, almost never.