PA-Sen: Opponents Attack McGinty Over Rendell Comments

Ed Rendell, Kathleen McGintyEd Rendell has found himself at the center of another controversy.

The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel wrote a piece today on Trump’s appeal to the Philly suburbs. The part getting all the attention, however, are the comments of former Governor Ed Rendell.

“Will [Trump] have some appeal to working-class Dems in Levittown or Bristol? Sure,” Rendell said. “For every one he’ll lose 1½ , two Republican women. Trump’s comments like ‘You can’t be a 10 if you’re flat-chested,’ that’ll come back to haunt him. There are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women. People take that stuff personally.”

Weigel feels the quote is being blown out of proportion.

https://twitter.com/daveweigel/status/732988284104671232

Republicans, though, are using Rendell once again as a way to attack Katie McGinty, since the ex-Governor is Chair of her campaign.

“Gov. Rendell’s comments are offensive, inappropriate, and offer a revealing glimpse into how he views women,” Amelia Chassé, press secretary for the conservative America Rising PAC stated.  “Katie McGinty must swiftly condemn Gov. Rendell’s demeaning statement and remove him from her campaign leadership, or risk showing her true colors as a partisan hypocrite.”

Sabrina Singh, Communications Director for the McGinty campaign, sent the following response to PoliticsPA: “Governor Rendell’s comments were completely off-base and inappropriate.”

There was no mention of Rendell’s role with the campaign, although the McGinty team must be weighing the benefits of his vast political knowledge against the drawbacks of his frequent public relations gaffes.

14 Responses

  1. News Flash, no one gives a flying crap what Fast Eddie says or thinks anymore. Just ask Shaunessey Naughton how much Ed’s endorsment helped her as she got blown out by 20 points. With friends like Ed, who needs enemies?

  2. A Republican has said it, Bucks Guy, and much worse bigoted, obnoxious, divisive, idiotic things…and not only is your party running him for President, the media – which SHOULD be crucifying him – is giving him a pass.

  3. If a Republican said this the media would crucify him. But because it’s Fast Eddie, this will be forgotten by next week.

  4. Ed Rendell needs to stop talking to reporters. Every time he talks to one he says something stupid.

  5. Omg really??? Ed Rendell was making a point on Trump and his nonstop ugly words. Trumps nonstop attack on everyone especially women is what should be news. Attacking Ed Rendell for every single comment he makes or misstating his comments is getting old! Btw Ed Rendell is Not running for any office. I am not sure why all the attacks on him.

  6. Observer – Oh please, Kirsten Snow has been dismissed with last year’s trash. Rendell may keep her around – but he has lots of playthings around the city and New York.

    Dump Rendell – he is a liability and a blustering fool.

    Love Guv – Nice comment – but unfortunately all the Wolf newbies don’t know the Rendell Elevator story – man, we are getting old.

  7. If it is Hillary v. Trump, Toomey wins. It’s all about turnout. And Fast Eddie is doing his best to depress turnout among Dem women. I wonder if Kirstin Snow told him to say that? You know, former Miss PA and current Rendell paramour?

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