Now of course, Arlen Specter’s comments will never be considered sexist by the lame stream media, since Specter after all is a Democrat. Though I would have love to seen the media’s reaction had say Mitch McConnell said this remark to say Nancy Pelosi on the same radio interview. That being said, Arlen Specter and Rep. Michele Bachmann appeared together on a Philly radio station yesterday — and things got ugly in short order according to Politico. Specter TWICE had the nerve to shout down Bachmann, telling her to “act like a lady.” Please Pennsylvania take a lesson from Massachusetts (god, i never though I’d be saying this), and vote this pile of trash out in November!
The exchange, broadcast on 1210 AM’s Dom Giordano Show [but not archived on the station’s site], began when Specter challenged Bachmann to articulate what, exactly, she stands for, according to a readout on the clash published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s lively Early Returns blog.
Bachmann first laid out her agenda — cutting taxes and killing President Obama’s health reform bill — at considerable length.
When Specter tried to counter, Bachmann, darling of the Tea Party movement, kept on talking, which didn’t sit well with the one-time Philadelphia DA, who is a stickler for politeness and protocol.
“I’m going to treat you like a lady,” Mr. Specter shot back. “Now act like one.”
Ms. Bachmann replied, “I am a lady.”
Things went on along this line for a while — with Specter later asking Bachmann to “act like a lady,” according to the PPG’s Daniel Malloy.
Bachmann is hardly a beloved figure in Democratic circles. But how many liberal women, whom Specter badly needs to defeat front-running Paul Toomey, would appreciate being told to “act like a lady” by a male debate partner?