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Fox News' Gretchen Carlson Praises Joni Ernst's Shoes For SOTU Response

Would they do this with a male politician?
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I understand that Joni Ernst discussed wearing bread bags on her feet when she was young, but I must admit I was really surprised that Carlson opened up her discussion of Joni Ernst's GOP response to the SOTU by ogling her shoes. Usually these kinds of petty observations are saved for Hillary Clinton by the right wing media. I know Fox News played up Sarah Palin's appearance as much as possible because Republican fan-boys were infatuated with her, but shoes?

How do you trivialize a female politician? By focusing on her clothes, hair and of course her shoes.

Carlson: ...State of the union response by Joni Ernst, freshman Senator from Iowa and check out her shoes. She wore Camo heels. That's a side note, it's a foot note, no pun intended.

Leslie, how'd she do?

Sen. Ernst gave a short response that was little more than her own opening at a Iowa debate. She didn't offer up any solutions or ideas, was clearly nervous and didn't say anything meaningful, but she didn't offer up a major gaffe like Bobby Jindal or Marco Rubio did, so to conservatives she did fine in their eyes.


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