U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s searing criticism of Former Montana Governor Schweitzer’s ridiculously sexist comments inspired some pretty damning headlines yesterday. But, Coffman’s opponent, Andrew Romanoff, was silent on the matter. And, now we know why – Schweitzer was in Colorado seven months ago stumping for Romanoff.
In case you missed the furor, here’s the Mediaite report on this:
“Schweitzer said that Cantor sets off his gaydar and that Feinstein was ‘the woman who was standing under the streetlight with her dress pulled all the way up over her knees, and now she says, ‘I’m a nun,’ when it comes to this spying!'”
Calling Diane Feinstein a prostitute-turned-nun is probably not the way to win friends and influence people, so we have to ask – will Romanoff denounce his fundraiser buddy’s comments? We’ve reached out to his campaign for comment. They responded with [drum roll] silence.
This is not the first time that a Romanoff fundraiser has sparked controvery, however. Howard Dean came to town to raise cash for Romanoff, too. And, he had some choice opinions like “Republicans are not Americans” and “Republicans should stay away from our country”.
They say you are who your friends are. Perhaps this was never more true in this instance – Andy likes to portray himself as a moderate, but the truth is that he’s extremely partisan.