It says something about the campaign of Tim Pawlenty that one of his top advisers apologized for saying something true. Something like, a Pawlenty administration would be bowing left and right to political correctness rather than making unpopular decisions addressing the real world.
It seems that Vin Weber, a veteran Washington GOP and business operative and lobbyist who has signed on with Pawlenty, said – OMG, prepare yourself – that Michele Bachmann is SEXY.
Well, she is. And – hold the presses – it might add to her political appeal.
From the Washington Post:
“She’s got hometown appeal, she’s got ideological appeal, and, I hate to say it, but she’s got a little sex appeal too,” The Hill quoted Weber saying.
In a statement released through Pawlenty’s campaign, Weber noted that he has been a Bachmann supporter in the past and repeatedly apologized.
“I made a mistake that was disrespectful to my friend, Congresswoman Bachmann,” Weber said. “I was not speaking on behalf of Gov. Pawlenty’s campaign, but nevertheless, it was inappropriate and I’m sorry.”
There is sexism here, but it’s not the kind Weber imagines. No one would have noticed if someone said something about a male candidate’s good looks, something that happens ALL THE TIME. Can anyone have a serious discussion about the political abilities of John F. Kennedy without mentioning his looks?
Besides, Bachmann’s own campaign manager, Ed Rollins, has opined on her hotness, declaring her “every but as attractive” as Sarah Palin
Add this to Pawlenty’s refusal to repeat his Obamneycare crack with Romney in the house and you have a fully formed Pawlenty Wimp Factor.