Mitt Romney Shows Sexist Side With Sarah Palin Remark
Not the most adroit remark that could have been made by Mitt Romney. (Granted he was likely chuckling inside over the question, but still he is supposed to be seen as a leader, and allowing for a sexist remark is not proper.)
In the latest instance of a high-profile GOP member taking a passing swipe at the party’s 2008 vice presidential candidate, former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney jokingly dismissed Sarah Palin’s inclusion on Time’s list of influential people in an interview broadcast Sunday.
He asked, was “the issue on the most beautiful people or the most influential people?”
Romney, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” was replying to a question from moderator John King on whether Time’s inclusion of Palin and talk show host Rush Limbaugh on their list of “The World’s Most Influential People” was good or bad for the Republican Party.
Romney, who has not ruled out another White House bid, said he wanted more influential Republicans on the list before adding pointedly: “I think there are a lot more influential Republicans than that would suggest.”
“But was that the issue on the most beautiful people or the most influential people?” he continued. “I’m not sure. If it’s the most beautiful, I understand. We’re not real cute.”
Asked about Romney’s comment, Palin didn’t respond to the reference to her appearance.