Determined to have the last word about her recent firing as spokeswoman for the Keith Fitzgerald congressional campaign, Ana Maria Rosato has again taken to her blog to chide both Fitzgerald and U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, for missing the point about the writings that got her in trouble.
Rather than discuss the Republican War on Women and how fundamentally different Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan and Democratic candidate Keith Fitzgerald are when it comes to women's health, these two candidates are warring over . . . me and my blog posts in the Spring on my own personal website.
Yeah, a strong, intelligent, articulate woman who speaks fluently, comfortably, and publicly about the sexual politics of the Republican War on Women must be pretty scary for some folks. Yeah, a strong, intelligent, articulate woman who speaks fluently, comfortably, and publicly about the sexual politics of the Republican War on Women must be pretty scary for some folks.
Yes, I took on the Catholic Church. I grew up in a large CatholicItalian family, and my mother always said never to confuse her religion with the Church. So I don't. Yes, I took on the Catholic Church. I grew up in a large CatholicItalian family, and my mother always said never to confuse her religion with the Church. So I don't.
Republican Congressman Buchanan's campaign became apoplectic. The audacity for me, a woman who grew up in a working class family and far away from the kind of wealth Mr. Buchanan possesses, a woman like me talking about sexual politics in a manner that is effective. You know -- with humor and satire and forthright truthfulness.
Well, that congressional race needs a frank and truthful discussion that highlights the vast differences between the Democratic and Republican candidates especially when it comes to women and our health. That will provide much needed information that will permit the voters — women as well as the men who love and respect us —with a real yard stick against which to measure each man running for Congress. Armed with real information regarding the opposing values that the Republican and Democratic candidates in this race embrace, voters can cast their ballots accordingly to which ever values regarding women and our health.
Unfortunately, these two campaigns have decided to focus on me and my redolent manner of communication. Redolent — you know, hot, strong, and spicy like the New Orleanian cuisine with which and culture in which I grew up and still reside.
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