There is so much going on in Syria and Iraq right in regards to ISIS. The organization will soon take the town of Kobani and the Turks instead of countering the problem — they do the polar opposite and strike at the Kurds inside Turkey which could, at the most extreme imaginings, lead to a second Middle East Civil War. Not to mention the fact that ISIS is growing closer to taking the Baghdad airport from the Iraqis and that the attrocities are no closer to being solved. However, I assume many people will soon blog about the situation in Turkey, Syria, and Iraq so I will choose instead to focus on an issue that is equally infuriating, but not, in the minds of many, as dire.
New Hampshire State Representative Steve Vaillancourt wrote a blog post that predicted the outcome of another house race in his state and in the process commented on the physical appearance of the two female candidates. His opinion of Representative Anne Kuster reads,
“How ugly is Annie Kuster? Let’s be honest, does anyone not believe that Congressman Annie Kuster is as ugly as sin? And I hope I haven’t offended sin.I think of Annie Kuster whenever I walk by [a local bar]; sad to say, but the drag queens are more attractive than Annie Kuster.”
While his opinion of the opposing candidate Marilinda Garcia was whistled to a happier tune,
“[Garcia is] one of the most attractive women on the political scene anywhere, not so attractive as to be intimindating , but truly attractive”
On behalf of the male sex, I will say to Representative Vaillancourt, “Please, stop talking. You’re making us all look bad.”
I am shocked that men of this unseemly character can get away with these inappropriate comments and somehow get elected. I can’t imagine that this portion of his personality hasn’t risen to the surface before. So that begs the question: Why New Hampshire?! Why?! It is a fact that attractiveness does play a role in elections, but it is hardly Mr. Vaillancourt’s responsibility to be the play by play man in that respect. The physical appearance of a candidate, to a degree, shouldn’t be a driving factor in an electoral decision. So for a man of his political standing I am floored by this man’s lack of decency.