This one cracks me up.
On Friday, Brown’s campaign announced that he had received the endorsement of the California chapter of the National Organization for Women.
Really? After Mr. Brown, the Democratic nominee for governor of California, called his female opponent, Meg Whitman, a woman who EARNED HER OWN FORTUNE, a whore?
How, please explain, does allowing some old guy who has spent his entire life in politics calling a self-made woman a whore square with the principles of NOW? From Wikipedia, here was the original mission of NOW:
in 1966 (the original was scribbled on a napkin by Friedan). The statement described the purpose of NOW as “The purpose of NOW is to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men.”
Sounds like supporting a woman for governor would meet that mission. Today, of course, the mission is a bunch of gobbledygook that can mean anything, I guess, as long as it furthers the Democrats’ goals.
A shame, because the original mission made a lot of sense and America has benefited immensely from giving greater rights to women in the work place and in the military, because obviously they represent 50% of our total brainpower and capabilities.