Jerry Brown will not apologize for calling Meg Whitman a “Whore”

“She’s, she’s a whore!” “Well I’m going to use that!” Those are the words that continue to dog Jerry Brown’s campaign to be the next governor of California.

They come from Brown’s fumbled attempt to leave a voice mail message seeking an endorsement from a union leader. Although it is clear that Brown said “Well I’m going to use that!” Steven Glazer, the Brown campaign spokeshole, attributes the “She’s, shes a whore!” comment to an un-named campaign worker.

While the Brown campaign has issued an apology for what Steven Glazer calls “salty” language, Jerry Brown has not personally taken responsibility either for calling Meg Whitman a whore, or for expressing a willingness to use that terminology by saying “Well I’m going to use that!”

Many see the use of the term “whore” as not only slur not only on his opponent, Meg Whitman, but reflective of the way some older males like Brown still tend to regard women who achieve success in the workplace.

Brown, who is at least 72, grew up at a time when male attitudes towards women were consistent with the use of the term “whore” as parodied by the popular AMC series, “Mad Men.”

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3 Responses to Jerry Brown will not apologize for calling Meg Whitman a “Whore”

  1. Steve says:

    I think Jerry misspoke and did not intend for anyone to hear him calling Meg Whitman a whore. He was under a lot of pressure with his campaign at the time, and it’s the sort of mistake a person makes when they’re stressed. I don’t think anyone can blame Jerry Brown for this, and I hope he continues to speak his mind. I’m voting for Jerry!

  2. Jack says:

    Jerry Brown has nothing to apologize for and you should be ashamed of yourself for blowing this story out of all proportion. The people will speak loud and clear in November and Jerry will be our governor. Even Doug McIntyre agrees that this is whole affair is ridiculous.

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