A Facebook comment by a consultant for Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth’s campaign garnered a bit of condemnation today from one of her potential Democratic opponents.
In response to an earlier criticism, Jay Townsend apparently posted the following as part of a rolling conversation on Facebook:
“Listen to Tom. What a little bee he has in his bonnet. Buzz Buzz. My question today…when is Tommy boy going to weigh in on all the Lilly Ledbetter hypocrites who claim to be fighting the War on Women? Let’s hurl some acid at those female democratic Senators who won’t abide the mandates they want to impose on the private sector.”
The comment, particularly the acid-throwing reference, was highlighted by the campaign of Cortlandt Councilman Rich Becker, who is one of five Democrats looking to unseat her.
“I’d be fired – immediately and with cause – if I said stuff like this. Which begs the question: why is Jay Townsend still Nan Hayworth’s spokesman,” asked Becker campaign spokesman Barry Caro. “Does she agree that ‘bin Laden is dead in spite of Obama?’ Does she agree that we should ‘hurl some acid’ at politicians her campaign disagrees with? These comments are simply unprofessional and should never cross the lips of a Congressional spokesman.”
Townsend’s comment was part of a thread that began with talk about President Obama’s involvement with the killing of Osama Bin Laden.