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Grasso writes: "Who wants to live in a socialist world where women are allowed to do their jobs without being seen as sexual objects? Not this guy!"

Mississippi gubernatorial candidate and state representative Robert Foster. (photo: foster4ms/Facebook)
Mississippi gubernatorial candidate and state representative Robert Foster. (photo: foster4ms/Facebook)

Mississippi Republican Refuses to Allow Female Reporter to Ride Along With His Campaign Without a Male Chaperone

By Samantha Grasso, Splinter

11 July 19


ho wants to live in a socialist world where women are allowed to do their jobs without being seen as sexual objects? Not this guy!

Mississippi state Rep. Robert Foster, who is running for the GOP nomination for governor, is still defending his campaign’s decision to bar a female reporter for Mississippi Today from riding along with the campaign unless she was accompanied by a male colleague present.

The reporter, Larrison Campbell, wrote that Foster’s campaign director told her “They believed the optics of the candidate with a woman, even a working reporter, could be used in a smear campaign to insinuate an extramarital affair.” In the days since she published the account, Campbell’s report has become national news. Foster initially responded that he didn’t want the reporter along “out of respect of my wife.”

He was still trying to rationalize the move yesterday and this morning, going off on Twitter about the “liberal” newspapers, coastal elites, communist Hollywood, etc., etc. that dare challenge his notion that he can only maintain the appearance of appropriate behavior around women when there are no women involved, or if the woman is his wife.

Too bad AMERICA can’t STAND the idea of a MAN being FAITHFUL to his WIFE, right??

And don’t get him started on the SOCIALISM’s role in pushing the narrative about him being sexist and NOT a wife-loving Christian. All they want to do is dismantle America by *checks notes* letting a woman do her job!!

[Borat voice] MAH TRUCK!

Meanwhile, Campbell took Foster to task for his bullshit on CNN this morning.

“If a woman did this, if a female candidate did this, people would say, ‘She’s making men bring people along with her? If she doesn’t feel comfortable doing this, she can’t do her job.’ How can you do your job—how can you tell Mississippians that you will be a good governor if you can’t be alone in a room with a woman?” Campbell asked.

Foster responded by talking about his truck again. This is going well!

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+16 # BetaTheta 2019-07-11 13:34
Welcome to the rise of the American Taliban. Burkhas next?
+5 # DongiC 2019-07-12 00:39
Why is Mississippi a state in our Union? It really doesn't belong in the twenty-first century. With politicians like Foster, Ole Miss reminds one of something out of "Uncle Tom's Cabin". Man, is this guy despicable.
+5 # twocents 2019-07-12 06:04
This is hysterically funny. I vote for a male chastity belt for the candidate. Then he can go anywhere without fear of "the optics".
+5 # Texas Aggie 2019-07-12 06:30
Why hasn't someone asked his wife what she thinks about being married to a man who needs to be chaperoned to keep him on the straight and narrow? It would be interesting to get her take on this.

And why can't he take his wife along in his truck? It would be interesting to get her response to questions as well has his. Seeing the interactions between the two of them would make a good story.
+2 # tidyidy 2019-07-12 07:00
The guardian of moral behavior between men and women has always been a woman, a 'duenna' in Portuguese and Spanish. Times have changed, of course, and now a man's virtue needs defending. OTH, a woman's virtue still needs defending.

Therefore, two guardians of virtue are needed. They must be accompanied by a man and a woman. Maybe three - in case there is a difference of opinion about what actually took place. Maybe body cameras?

From his point of view, this is not a joke. Shame on those of us who have forced this rise of suspicion.

+2 # Kootenay Coyote 2019-07-12 07:23
& where in the New (or, for that matter the Old) Testament is the command ‘Thou shalt not ride in a truck alone with a woman’?
+5 # dotlady 2019-07-12 10:41
This guy has shown us what he is - untrustworthy around women - and voters should heed his warning.
+1 # dquandle 2019-07-12 21:49
"untrustworthy around women"

There certainly is a lot of precedent going around for that, particularly among the filthy rich and "well heeled" set

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