“I’m putting a party back in the party,” Horwath, 48, said Sunday, one day after raising eyebrows and a few hoots with an unscripted crack about holding back some of her party’s election platform for later in the campaign.That day after Horwath spin that this was just her being funny wasn't very convincing. I enjoy teh funny too, very much so. This quote, however, wasn't so funny. It was a bizarre thing for a progressive politician to say, let alone a progressive woman. Bottom line, it was a gaffe. On a big launch day, at a special event centered around their platform, the leader says something weird and unhelpful for women. Raises doubts about the readiness for prime time. While it may or may not be a harmful incident here and now, as she may be given a pass like some seem to be handing out, it may yet be a problem during the campaign and something to watch.
“I’m a woman — I know you don’t give it up all at once,” Horwath told reporters.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Horwath gaffe watch
So, the Ontario election campaign is getting a little more interesting of late. This quote by NDP leader Andrea Horwath really deserves a second look: