It's been a fruitful couple days for Democrats who like to point out chauvinism on the right: yesterday, the Democratic National Committee e-mailed reporters to highlight a quote from Republican National Committee co-chair Jan Larimer (who is a woman) that "Women sometimes need a little more handholding, or they need their friends to help them make a decision," in discussing the GOP's shortage of female candidates with Hotline OnCall's Reid Wilson.
"This quote from RNC Co-Chair Jan Larimer, buried in a Hotline On Call post today, may encapsulate why the GOP is having trouble recruiting women to run for office," wrote DNC Press Secretary Brandi Hoffine.
Today, the DNC is hitting Rush Limbaugh for saying "I love the women's movement--especially when I'm walking behind it."
The DNC e-mailed a statement from Executive Director Jen O'Malley
Dillon: "Rush Limbaugh's misogynistic comments are outrageous, but
unfortunately are not surprising coming from a party whose official in
charge of recruiting women candidates believes that women 'need a little
more handholding.' It's stunning, but also telling of why the GOP
continues to struggle with women that no Republican including Chairman
Steele has condemned these sentiments from their leadership."