NY Debate, Gillibrand, Long, and 50 Shades of Grey

What does the erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” have to do with the debate between New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and her Republican challenger, Wendy Long? During the “Lightning Round,” both women were both asked if they’d read it. Both quickly answered “no”. Their answers were followed with some applause, some laughter.

Yes, but how did they feel?

Long said she went along with the joke but was unamused.

“Frankly, I thought it was just completely bizarre,” Long told ABC News. “I was trying to be a good sport and everyone was laughing. But I thought it was completely bizarre and sort of sexist.”

As for Democrat Gillibrand, spokesman Glen Caplin said, “The only thing she found offensive last night was her opponent’s views that women shouldn’t have the freedom to make medical choices for themselves.”

You go, girl!

If you aren’t capable of taking care of your own body, Wendy, how can you function in Congress? What if you need a tampon or have a hot flash?

Well, there is a male doctor on the hill…I’m sure he’d be willing to tell you what to do when you get the vapors.

Still, I’d prefer to elect a woman who is not only smart enough to take care of herself, but knows other women are smart enough, too.

Brains in a woman–what a concept!