"GOP newsletter: ‘Let’s take Betty Sutton out of the House and put her back in the kitchen.’"
The Medina County Republican Party in Medina, OH has put out a Spring 2010 edition of its newsletter titled the “Republican Review” that urges supporters to “slow the pace of President Obama’s slippery slide down the slippery slope toward a more socialistic society.” The newsletter names several Democrats that should be defeated and includes a sexist swipe at Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH):
This sexist belief that women don’t belong in the workforce is similar to a National Republican Congressional Committee press release that said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) needs to be “put in her place” for expressing certain views on the war in Afghanistan. As Pelosi later responded, “I’m in my place. I’m the speaker of the House — the first woman speaker of the House.” (HT: Jamison Foser)
Medina County GOP Chairman Bill Heck tells TPM, “I’m not sure that it was intended — in fact I’m positive that it was not in intended to be sexist. … I mean, I have a wife that was elected twice to county office, and once was a judge. I’ve got two daughters. It was not authored by me, but it was published by the Republican Party of Medina County.”