When Gov. Kasich told his audience that his wife was home "doing the laundry" (ha, ha), if maybe only in jest, it was another example of how some Republicans simply don't get it in their references to women these days. It quickly recalled how Rep. Betty Sutton, a Democrat, was dissed in a Republican newsletter during her reelection campaign in 2010.
Remember? The newsletter, sent out by Medina County GOP chairman Bill Heck, urged voters to "take Betty Sutton out of the House and put her back in the kitchen".
Heck latter apologized for such opaque insensitivity, saying no one should have been offended because "We were just trying to get the attention of the voters."Which, of course, he did.
Ever notice how these ha-ha's are always directed at a woman's role in the scheme of things? When was the last time you heard a Republican woman pol tell the crowd that her husband could not join her because he was home tending to his regular chore of scrubbing the basement floor?
Do we need ask why President Obama is ahead with the women's vote by a double-digit majority?