Saturday, December 17, 2011

PiPress Wins Koch Headline Contest

The Minnesota Republican party has been self destructing lately, and part of the action was the sudden resignation on Thursday of Amy Koch, the Senate majority leader.

Then yesterday, a bunch of her Senate colleagues announced she had been involved in a vaguely described "inappropriate" relationship with a staffer.

This led to the following headline showdown between the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press this morning:

Pioneer Press headline Koch in alleged 'inappropriate relationship', Star Tribune headline Koch quit over 'inappropriate' tie

To which I can only respond:

Photo of Amy Koch speaking at a podium, wearing a dark suit with a Photoshopped bright pink plaid bow tie

It's clearly sexist that a woman leader has to dress in coordinating colors to stay in office these days.


In case you were wondering, Koch is (according to the Wikipedia) "a strong supporter of family values and, in 2009, had coauthored a bill (S.F. No. 1975) to amend the Minnesota Constitution declaring 'A marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in Minnesota.' "


Carmella said...

I so hope the unidentified staffer turns out to be a gal!

Ms Sparrow said...

I just love Carmella's remark! It appears that many of the "family values" politicians don't really live their stated principles.