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Sexism: It’s Okay When Black Liberals Do It

We’ve never heard of the Connecticut Science Center. We presume it’s one of those totally unnecessary K-12 government expenses which gets funded because cute teenage girls come to testify to leering lawmakers about how important it is – which is exactly what happened this week in the Nutmeg State. “I…

We’ve never heard of the Connecticut Science Center. We presume it’s one of those totally unnecessary K-12 government expenses which gets funded because cute teenage girls come to testify to leering lawmakers about how important it is – which is exactly what happened this week in the Nutmeg State.

“I am usually a very shy person, and now I am more outgoing,” one of those girls testified. “Now I like to just jump at any opportunity I can get.”

That remark apparently got the attention of Deputy Speaker Ernest Hewitt, a black Democrat who represents New London in the Connecticut State Assembly.

“I was able to teach those children about certain things like the snakes that we have,” the 17-year-old girl continued, saying that one day she wanted to make a career out of “working with children.”

“I never liked snakes, but now they’re my best friends,” she said.

At this point, Hewitt couldn’t contain himself any longer …

“If you’re bashful, I got a snake sitting under my desk here,” he told the girl.

Courtesy of The (New London) Day, take a listen …

Republicans immediately called on Hewett to resign.

“Representative Hewett’s offensive remark was a disgrace and an embarrassment,” Connecticut GOP chairman Jerry Labriola Jr.. “The fact that it was made to a 17-year-old intern visiting the state Capitol to attend a public hearing sends an absolutely atrocious message.”

Yeah … but Hewitt is a black Democrat, which means there will be no national outcry over his comment and any effort to force him to resign will be … wait for it … racist.

UPDATE: According to The Day, Hewitt has been stripped of his post as Deputy Speaker as a result of his offensive comment.

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46 comments

Tryingtohelp March 1, 2013 at 4:10 pm

As fun as it is calling libs out, I have to say: either he’s a super-perv, or he made an extremely poor choice of words by trying to make a joke. He could have said “if you’re scared we’ve got some snakes planted under your chair!” or “if you don’t like snakes the chairwoman and I will mail you some” or something. PLUS, how big of a moron would you have to be to hit on a teenager at a public hearing with some gross comment like that? It sounds bad, but maybe give him the benefit of the doubt? I dunno.

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? March 1, 2013 at 8:29 pm

I’m with you on this one. I don’t think it’s is possible to be that stupid. I think he made a poor choice of words. I also might be called naive, but it is what it is.

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? March 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm

edit: it is possible

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 1, 2013 at 10:27 pm

I’m going with “really big moron.”

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Tryingtohelp March 1, 2013 at 4:10 pm

As fun as it is calling libs out, I have to say: either he’s a super-perv, or he made an extremely poor choice of words by trying to make a joke. He could have said “if you’re scared we’ve got some snakes planted under your chair!” or “if you don’t like snakes the chairwoman and I will mail you some” or something. PLUS, how big of a moron would you have to be to hit on a teenager at a public hearing with some gross comment like that? It sounds bad, but maybe give him the benefit of the doubt? I dunno.

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? March 1, 2013 at 8:29 pm

I’m with you on this one. I don’t think it’s is possible to be that stupid. I think he made a poor choice of words. I also might be called naive, but it is what it is.

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? March 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm

edit: it is possible

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 1, 2013 at 10:27 pm

I’m going with “really big moron.”

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shifty henry March 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm

—- that’s the only punishment he got? What a disgrace!

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shifty henry March 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm

—- that’s the only punishment he got? What a disgrace!

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Jan March 1, 2013 at 4:27 pm

The fact we even know about it means there was a national outcry, and the guy has justifiably lost his Deputy Speakership as a result of his stupid inappropriate comment. (Mild compared to what we hear from Fits and many on this site). Conservatives never seem to get it. It is Republicans who do not suffer from sex scandals unless they are gay. Republicans only care about sex scandals when it is a Democrat or a gay Republican.

Sanford, Ensign, Vitter, RNCC using a Strip Club for fund raisers, Republican Donors going to a Hollywood S&M Club on the RNC dime, nude swimming in the dead sea with interns, The list goes on and on. As they say Republicans can survive anything except a dead girl or a live boy.

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CL March 4, 2013 at 10:44 am

I generally don’t like to get into the hypocrisy game. It is a logical fallacy and except in rare circumstances adds nothing to legitimate debate. But if you honestly believe that Republicans benefit from some sort of double standard on sex scandals, then you need to submit to the Adam Carolla test of stupid or liar.

Bill Clinton was not just a serial harasser/philanderer, he was actually accused of rape. Yet it took the blue dress for the press to feel compelled to really cover the story, and even then was in full damage control mode (“he only lied about sex”). Or take John Edwards, who was running for president at the time his love child scandal was playing out, had to be brought down by the National Enquirer because the press refused to cover the story. Comparing the mainstream coverage of this to how they covered the allegations against Herman Cain should tell you all you need to know about media double standards.

You try to deflect the point by focusing on whether Republicans engage in sex scandals, which is completely beside the point. We are all fallen, sinful creatures, and politicians tend to be among our most venal, self-involved specimens. So of course sex scandals are not limited to one party or the other. The double standard comes from the press, which feasts on Republican scandals while doing its best to ignore or downplay Democrat scandals.

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Jan March 1, 2013 at 4:27 pm

The fact we even know about it means there was a national outcry, and the guy has justifiably lost his Deputy Speakership as a result of his stupid inappropriate comment. (Mild compared to what we hear from Fits and many on this site). Conservatives never seem to get it. It is Republicans who do not suffer from sex scandals unless they are gay. Republicans only care about sex scandals when it is a Democrat or a gay Republican.

Sanford, Ensign, Vitter, RNCC using a Strip Club for fund raisers, Republican Donors going to a Hollywood S&M Club on the RNC dime, nude swimming in the dead sea with interns, The list goes on and on. As they say Republicans can survive anything except a dead girl or a live boy.

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CL March 4, 2013 at 10:44 am

I generally don’t like to get into the hypocrisy game. It is a logical fallacy and except in rare circumstances adds nothing to legitimate debate. But if you honestly believe that Republicans benefit from some sort of double standard on sex scandals, then you need to submit to the Adam Carolla test of stupid or liar.

Bill Clinton was not just a serial harasser/philanderer, he was actually accused of rape. Yet it took the blue dress for the press to feel compelled to really cover the story, and even then was in full damage control mode (“he only lied about sex”). Or take John Edwards, who was running for president at the time his love child scandal was playing out, had to be brought down by the National Enquirer because the press refused to cover the story. Comparing the mainstream coverage of this to how they covered the allegations against Herman Cain should tell you all you need to know about media double standards.

You try to deflect the point by focusing on whether Republicans engage in sex scandals, which is completely beside the point. We are all fallen, sinful creatures, and politicians tend to be among our most venal, self-involved specimens. So of course sex scandals are not limited to one party or the other. The double standard comes from the press, which feasts on Republican scandals while doing its best to ignore or downplay Democrat scandals.

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mph March 1, 2013 at 5:12 pm

“Yeah … but Hewitt is a black Democrat, which means there will be no national outcry over his comment and any effort to force him to resign will be … wait for it … racist.”

He was promptly fired.

So the entire premise of your post was wrong? Perfect.

Oh, and Will, you worked in Columbia and are perfectly aware of what those shithead lawmakers, both black and white, say and do to to interns on a daily basis. So drop the fake racial outrage.

And shifty, making idiotic, sexists comments isn’t a criminal offense. If it were, Folks and half the people on this blog would be in jail.

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mph March 1, 2013 at 5:12 pm

“Yeah … but Hewitt is a black Democrat, which means there will be no national outcry over his comment and any effort to force him to resign will be … wait for it … racist.”

He was promptly fired.

So the entire premise of your post was wrong? Perfect.

Oh, and Will, you worked in Columbia and are perfectly aware of what those shithead lawmakers, both black and white, say and do to to interns on a daily basis. So drop the fake racial outrage.

And shifty, making idiotic, sexists comments isn’t a criminal offense. If it were, Folks and half the people on this blog would be in jail.

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Smirks March 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Sexism? Isn’t that sexual harassment?

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Jan March 1, 2013 at 6:20 pm

I don’t think this is sexual harassment. I think that can only occur in a employment context. I am not even sure how this is sexism. Sexism involves discrimination on the basis of sex. I don’t see how this was discrimination. I think this is just a guy making a lewd comment to a female. A brief search of this site will revel thousands of lewd comments about females.

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James Fleming Jr March 2, 2013 at 2:09 pm

You are very right!

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Smirks March 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Sexism? Isn’t that sexual harassment?

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Jan March 1, 2013 at 6:20 pm

I don’t think this is sexual harassment. I think that can only occur in a employment context. I am not even sure how this is sexism. Sexism involves discrimination on the basis of sex. I don’t see how this was discrimination. I think this is just a guy making a lewd comment to a female. A brief search of this site will revel thousands of lewd comments about females.

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James Fleming Jr March 2, 2013 at 2:09 pm

You are very right!

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jimlewisowb March 1, 2013 at 8:03 pm

“If you’re bashful, I got a snake sitting under my desk here”

Son of a bitch, if he has been able to train his snake to sit he deserves a promotion

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jimlewisowb March 1, 2013 at 8:03 pm

“If you’re bashful, I got a snake sitting under my desk here”

Son of a bitch, if he has been able to train his snake to sit he deserves a promotion

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Sailor March 1, 2013 at 9:32 pm

If it was my daughter he made that remark to, he’d be looking at some serious dental work!

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Sailor March 1, 2013 at 9:32 pm

If it was my daughter he made that remark to, he’d be looking at some serious dental work!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 1, 2013 at 9:33 pm

“What we have here, little yellow sister, is a magnificent specimen of pure Alabama Blacksnake. But it ain’t too goddamned beaucoup.”

Obligatory Full Metal Jacket quote.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 1, 2013 at 9:33 pm

“What we have here, little yellow sister, is a magnificent specimen of pure Alabama Blacksnake. But it ain’t too goddamned beaucoup.”

Obligatory Full Metal Jacket quote.

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9" March 1, 2013 at 10:12 pm

at least he didn’t say,’alligator’ ..

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9" March 1, 2013 at 10:12 pm

at least he didn’t say,’alligator’ ..

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 1, 2013 at 10:31 pm

“Excuuuuse me, while I whip this out.”

Blazing Saddles

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 1, 2013 at 10:31 pm

“Excuuuuse me, while I whip this out.”

Blazing Saddles

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SCBlues March 2, 2013 at 9:12 am

Typical FITS stirring the race pot . . .

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SCBlues March 2, 2013 at 9:12 am

Typical FITS stirring the race pot . . .

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jimlewisowb March 2, 2013 at 9:55 am

hello

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jimlewisowb March 2, 2013 at 9:55 am

hello

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BigT March 2, 2013 at 6:55 pm

FITS (by being such a media cliche) aids RACISTS in leadership as much as any media…

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BigT March 2, 2013 at 6:55 pm

FITS (by being such a media cliche) aids RACISTS in leadership as much as any media…

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 2, 2013 at 7:35 pm

UPDATE:……stripped of his post….

Sounds painful.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 2, 2013 at 7:35 pm

UPDATE:……stripped of his post….

Sounds painful.

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Jeffy01 March 2, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Where is the Policy council on this?

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Jeffy01 March 2, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Where is the Policy council on this?

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Frank March 3, 2013 at 3:39 pm

“He was promptly fired.

So the entire premise of your post was wrong? Perfect.”

THANKS, mph.

Now will the original poster of this nonsense be fired? THIS is a good example of what makes Right-leaning media seem awfully untrustworthy these days.

Conservatives do have much of value to talk about——–BUT THEY RARELY MAKE THE EFFORT. Instead they present us with this Rush-style bit of daily outrage. PITIFUL.

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Frank March 3, 2013 at 3:39 pm

“He was promptly fired.

So the entire premise of your post was wrong? Perfect.”

THANKS, mph.

Now will the original poster of this nonsense be fired? THIS is a good example of what makes Right-leaning media seem awfully untrustworthy these days.

Conservatives do have much of value to talk about——–BUT THEY RARELY MAKE THE EFFORT. Instead they present us with this Rush-style bit of daily outrage. PITIFUL.

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CorruptionInColumbia March 3, 2013 at 5:35 pm

The 17 year old is almost an adult. In many states, for criminal justice reporting and arrest purposes, she is an adult. I find it pitiful that she talks like a little girl at that age. Years ago, teachers were allowed to take it upon themselves and address this annoying habit. Usually, they embarrassed the student who did this into changing their demeanor to a more adult, and easily understood manner. Too bad they cannot do that anymore.

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CorruptionInColumbia March 3, 2013 at 5:35 pm

The 17 year old is almost an adult. In many states, for criminal justice reporting and arrest purposes, she is an adult. I find it pitiful that she talks like a little girl at that age. Years ago, teachers were allowed to take it upon themselves and address this annoying habit. Usually, they embarrassed the student who did this into changing their demeanor to a more adult, and easily understood manner. Too bad they cannot do that anymore.

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