SIGN UP FOR THE BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

The Vetting: Axelrod's Sexism in Chicago

The Vetting: Axelrod's Sexism in Chicago

David Axelrod asked Diane Silverman, a woman candidate for Alderman, if her husband “would control” her vote. “I doubt Mr. Axelrod asked male candidates… if their wives would control their votes,” she wrote in a 1974 letter to the editor. “Please. Spare us such naked chauvinism and sexism in this campaign.”

 

Rather than apologize, Axelrod, then a columnist for the Hyde Park Herald, actually defended his outrageous accusation, calling his own question “astute.”

In a lengthy reply, he pointed out that her husband is influential in Chicago politics. “He is a man who can and has affected the outcome of elections,” Axelrod wrote. “If he plans his wife’s campaign, she will enjoy the sources of a first rate political organizer.”

Today, Obama enjoys the resources of David Axelrod, who is also a first-rate political organizer who helped Obama get elected to the U.S. Senate and later to the presidency. 

Is it now fair to ask if Axelrod controls Obama? 

P.S. DO YOU WANT MORE ARTICLES
LIKE THIS ONE DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX?
SIGN UP FOR THE DAILY BREITBART NEWSLETTER.


Comment count on this article reflects comments made on Breitbart.com and Facebook. Visit Breitbart's Facebook Page.

SIGN UP FOR THE OFFICIAL
BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

GET TODAY'S TOP NEWS DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX

I don't want to get today's top news.

x