What is Going On in the Fowler Household?

10 Sep

Carol Fowler, SC Dem Chairwoman

First we have South Carolina superdelegate Don Fowler flying home from the Democratic Convention caught on video gleefully enjoining the imminent arrival of Hurricane Gustav to New Orleans. Now, his wife is caught up in a controversy of her own making. South Carolina Democratic Chairwoman, Carol Fowler is catching heat for saying that Sarah Palin’s “primary qualification is that she hasn’t had an abortion.”

Somewhere deep in the heart of Obamanation, I believe David Axelrod’s head is exploding. He’s a longtime politico, he should know surrogates like Mrs. Fowler are not helping his candidate’s case with the women voters. If anyone wondered why Obama can’t win women voters to his cause, this is one reason. Women don’t like it when accomplished, powerful, successful women are treated with such shameful disrespect- even if it’s done by another woman. It’s offputting.  

Via Politico:

South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler sharply attacked Sarah Palin today, saying John McCain had chosen a running mate ” whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”

Told of McCain’s boost in the new ABC/Washington Post among white women following the Palin pick, Fowler said: “Just annecdotally, I believe that those white women are Republican women anyway.”

The McCain camp has been quick to respond to Carol Fowler’s comments:

Her counterpart at the state GOP, Katon Dawson, is demanding an apology.  “Carol Fowler’s statement is offensive, outrageous and — most importantly — dead wrong,” he said in a statement.

If I had to chose which Fowler said the dumber thing, I’d go with Mrs. Carol Fowler. She said these things on the record. She deserves the bigger dunce cap I think. While, Mr. Fowler’s comments were insensitive and awful, he had never intended to say them publicly. If it weren’t for the quick thinking of a passenger with a camera phone in a nearby seat, Mr. Fowler’s comments might have remained unknown.  



2 Responses to “What is Going On in the Fowler Household?”

  1. Marty September 10, 2008 at 6:15 pm #

    “…Mr. Fowler’s comments might have remained unknown. ”

    Character is what is revealed when you DONT think the recorder is on….

  2. samantha September 12, 2008 at 2:13 am #

    Marty- well said! He revealed his true character and I guess his wife has now done it as well.

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