Ohio Gov. Kasich: "Our Wives Are Home Doing Laundry"

After watching this video I had to resist the temptation to shove the piles of dirty socks here in the house right up John Kasich's nose. What a sexist buffoon. Cry me a river, Johnny, about your poor li'l women having to stay behind and do the laundry while you're all out there getting the applause. Via Raw Story:

“You know, Jane Portman, Karen Kasich, and Janna Ryan, they operate an awful lot of the time in the shadows,” he said in Owensville, referring to the wife of Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, his own wife, and the wife of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, respectively.

“It’s not easy to be a spouse of an elected official,” Kasich continued. “You know, they’re at home, doing the laundry and doing so many things while we’re up here on the stage getting applause, right? They don’t often share in it. And it is hard for the spouse to hear the criticism and to put up with the travel schedule and to have to be at home taking care of the kids. And where is the politician? Out on the road.”

Since I seriously doubt Ann Romney has done any laundry for well over thirty years, I wonder how she felt about having her life as a charity board member, dressage horse owner (small business owner?), and gadabout reduced to doing laundry. As for Janna Ryan, she was an accomplished lobbyist before she chose to stay home and raise the young Ryans while Daddy went to Washington to be a Very Serious Budget Hawk Sometimes. I doubt that she's scrubbing clothes over a hot washboard these days.

Kasich is known for running off at the mouth without thinking, but right now Republicans, and especially Mitt Romney, are not especially popular with women. Women, even conservative women, who choose to be stay-at-home moms should be recognized for something besides doing the laundry, don't you think?

I just cringe every time I think of any of these cretins holding higher office. They should all be retired.

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