Monday, October 1, 2012

Keith Fitzgerald spokeswoman resigns after anti-Republican sex podcast is revealed

Updated, 3:11 p.m. -- Ana Maria Rosato has resigned as communications manager for Democratic congressional candidate Keith Fitzgerald's campaign, after it came to light that she had produced a podcast in which she harshly criticized Republicans about their views on sex. Fitzgerald's campaign manager, Adam Scott, confirmed the resignation.

"She is no longer with the campaign," Scott said in the statement.

Rosato last week said she had joined the campaign as of Sept. 27.

Before Scott's statement was released, Rosato had declined to comment on the podcast, referring questions to the campaign.

The offending podcast has been removed from her website, but you can listen to it here.

Keith Fitzgerald's new campaign spokeswoman may just be the one to introduce some sass into his bid to unseat Vern Buchanan from Congress

In a podcast produced before she joined Fitzgerald's campaign last week as his communications director, veteran Democratic political operative Ana Maria Rosato asked, 'Do Republicans hate sex?'

She answers in language that's mostly too racy and too saucy for this blog.

"Today's 'Grand OB/Gyn Party' is obsessed with sex, mainly ensuring that the rest of us have the same apparently miserable sex lives that they themselves endure," Rosato says on the podcast. "Just look at them, do they look happy? Do they look like they are being romanced and courted? Do they look like they have happy, fulfilling, fabulous-can't-wait-to-get-my-honey relationships?

"Nope. They sure seem like a cranky, irritable miserable lot to me. They ain't getting any lovin', and they damned sure spend a lot of time devising ways to prevent the rest of us from having happy lives and in particular happy sexually fulfilling lives."

From there, it gets unprintable.

A link to a YouTube version of the podcast began arriving in email boxes Monday morning.

Born and raised "about an hour east of New Orleans," Rosato, whose career includes a stint with Tennessee Planned Parenthood,  describes her website, Sassy Political Insights, like this:

"Written in a scathing style redolent of the region’s famous cuisine — hot, strong and spicy, Sassy Political Insights provides a marvelously sane — and fun — lens through which to view the Republican Party’s push to bring the Taliban’s backwoods, backwards Stone Age of a miserable life to our homes, right into our bedrooms, and even deep inside of our bodies."

You can listen to her podcast on the sexual proclivities of Republicans, here.


  1. You think this is funny?? I also got the email and she rants about Republicans hate for women, immigrants, fire fighters, middle class etc. this is a disgrace and shame on you for making light of it

  2. This is outrageous! This is who Fitzgerald handpicks to speak for him??

  3. This is disgraceful! As a woman, I am embarrassed for her and for who she represents, Keith Fitzgerald.

    How is this something to joke about - attacking Republican's sex lives? Especially when most of our community is Republican. Is Fitzgerald calling most of his would-be-constituency "hateful" and "backwoods"??

    Fitzgerald should be ashamed.

  4. I had every intention of voting for Fitzgerald. Not only did his spokeswoman just lose him my vote but I will now highly consider voting for Buchanan instead of not voting for either.

  5. Disgraceful comments. I once thought Fitzgerald was a thoughtful moderate - this campaign has proven him to be a bomb-throwing partisan who doesn't respect the voters of our district.

  6. From her blog: "Republicans hate women, immigrants, African Americans, firefighters, police officers, teachers, citizens who vote for Democrats, the poor, the middle class, anyone but each other. Republicans simply hate, hate, hate."

    Sound "sassy" to you Mr. Masferrer?

  7. Just visited this lady's blog and was repulsed to read such ignorance and animosity towards other people:

    "Republicans hate women, immigrants, African Americans, firefighters, police officers, teachers, citizens who vote for Democrats, the poor, the middle class, anyone but each other. Republicans simply hate, hate, hate."

    Masferrer - do you find this sassy too?

  8. She wouldn't rant about any of it if it wern't true. She is right. Today's Republicans are not the Republicans of the Eisenhauer era. These New Republicans want all the rights and privilege to go to only those with money, mainly the rich Republicans who hide there monies in off shore accounts so they won't have to pay tax on the money. They don't want to be controlled by the government but they want to control all of the people with incomes under $100,000. Her blog was not necessarily about "SEX" little repub, but about the New Republicans wanting to control what women do with their own bodies. SEX is an analogy you brilliant boob!!!!

  9. Today, I'm embarrassed to be a Democrat. I'm ashamed that Keith would take the endorsement of a woman like Sandra Fluke and now hire this woman. Analogy or not, this is not the language in which these issues should be debated. Show some leadership Keith and send Ms. Rosato packing to the gutter she came from. You're in danger of losing a loyal Dem.

  10. la blogger, you are dumb as a rock. Grow up. Better yet, get a brain

  11. I don't buy it, considering the number of Republicans who have been busted for various acts of sexual profligacy.

    1. Have we forgotten about Chappaquiddick, Teddy and Mary Jo? That was both sex and DUI manslaughter.

  12. This woman is just an example of extremism in the democrat camp, it is just as bad as any on the Republican side. Her blog just shows you that there are stupid, rabid crazies in both parties. I wonder how Repubicans came to be, surely all of us are test tube babies where there was no sex involved in our conception, also there are no republican gays nor women either. egad, give me a break. just stop now. I am so bored with this uncouth political infighting

  13. This doesn't change reality, which is that Vern Buchanan is garbage packed into skin. Vote for Vern if you hate yourself and humanity....

  14. Well, it is kind of true, there are a lot of dried up miserable old biddies of both genders around here trying to dictate what the rest of us do. However, I don't think it is relevant to this campaign. It is as out of place to think I'll vote for her guy because she slams republicans just as much as Romney/Ryan seem to think they are going to get votes just because they aren't Obama. We need candidates with some good ideas who are willing and able to be the instigator of change.

  15. The sad thing is that there are many people like la blogger who actually believe the nonsense he wrote.

    They think that Republicans are all rich millionaires. They use the examples of the VAST MINORITY of people to make judgments about everyone.

    It's ignorant propaganda. Not much different than the Occupy people all upset about CEO pay thinking that CEO's somehow represent all millionaires in the country. (They don't. There are about 8,000 CEO's and a couple million millionaires. There's no comparison).

    Propaganda is dangerous. Just look at what happens when people across the world are tricked into thinking some crazy criminal who posts a racist video on Youtube about Muslims somehow represents America.

    Spreading ignorant propaganda to increase hatred means you're part of the problem.

  16. On her LinkedIn page, Ana Maria Rosato proclaims herself to be a "Savvy Political Communications Professional."