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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

McKenna Tries to Woo the Ladies with "Chicks for Rob" Button Design

Posted by on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 5:39 PM

GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna is asking supporters today to vote for their favorite new campaign button design. "The button with the most shares by the end of today will become our next official campaign team button!" the McKenna campaign Facebook page says. And here's one of them:

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Chicks for Rob! As the page makes clear, McKenna's campaign isn't appealing to infant Republican chickens, they're trying to rally the lady vote.

“Washington State has a long history of empowering its female leaders," the campaign says in explaining the woman-empowering button design. "They are our business executives, our philanthropists, our software engineers, and our elected officials. Undoubtedly, women will play a key role in implementing my New Direction for Washington State plan."

Currently it has only one share. I can't imagine why more of "our business executives, our philanthropists, our software engineers, and our elected officials" don't want to be a Chick for Rob. Because, as the campaign points out, women across the state are standing with Rob and they even have an online coop just for him. Vote for Chicks for Rob here.

This is second only to the McKenna campaign's excellent outreach to elderly and Asian American voters.


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Alicia 1
The "Rob's 4 Jobs" one is also pretty unfortunate, considering some of Mr. McKenna's recent remarks.
Posted by Alicia on August 14, 2012 at 5:46 PM · Report this
zoom 2
“Washington State has a long history of empowering its female leaders."

Indeed. And my great-grandmother, Jeanette Testu (the one on the right, who isn't Jackie Kennedy…) is one of the empowered female leaders of Washington history and I'm very proud of her and what she accomplished for the working families of Washington State.

No goddamn way she'd wear that pin.
Posted by zoom on August 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM · Report this
Sean Kinney 3
A winning strategy for sure. His speech to the Washington Federation of Republican White Women had them on the edge of their seats!!!
Posted by Sean Kinney http:// on August 14, 2012 at 6:15 PM · Report this
Actually, I think it's kinda cool
Posted by Lesbian for McKenna on August 14, 2012 at 6:15 PM · Report this
I guess he just lost the unshaven womyn's vote.
Posted by Sugartit on August 14, 2012 at 6:20 PM · Report this
ScienceNerd 6
This can't be real. I am thinking 2 thinks (shout out to Dr. Seuss). 1. Either they have information that leads them to believe that Republican women are not the horribly feminist type, or 2. They are completely stupid. Either way, offended...
Posted by ScienceNerd on August 14, 2012 at 6:39 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 7
That is so spectacularly bad, it's hard to even know what to think about it.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on August 14, 2012 at 6:42 PM · Report this
ScienceNerd 8
Oh, and shared it! Share it with your friends! :)
Posted by ScienceNerd on August 14, 2012 at 6:43 PM · Report this
Arkham 9
Please note. You can click "Share" and then select "Only Me" in the privacy options in case you're afraid some of your friends may see this on your wall and not get that it's a joke. I wanted to add to their Share count but feel like they'll check comments for "ironic" shares and not count those votes.
Posted by Arkham on August 14, 2012 at 6:49 PM · Report this
How do you figure out whether you're a woman or a chick? Is there some kind of questionnaire?
Posted by crone on August 14, 2012 at 7:42 PM · Report this
Fred Casely 11
@10: If you're not sure, then you're a chick.
Posted by Fred Casely on August 14, 2012 at 7:53 PM · Report this
Helenka (also a Canuck) 12
This should appeal to the ... uh ... women who like to eat at Chick-fil-a. Right???
Posted by Helenka (also a Canuck) on August 14, 2012 at 8:10 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 13
@10 easy. If they're taking away your rights and paying you less, Comrade McKenna thinks you're a Chick.
Posted by Will in Seattle on August 14, 2012 at 8:14 PM · Report this
Is this from Mad Men because who calls a woman a chick?
Posted by westello on August 14, 2012 at 8:16 PM · Report this

I can't believe someone would propose a campaign bottom like that in 2012.

Truly bizarre.
Posted by Fire Chief on August 14, 2012 at 8:16 PM · Report this
Bemusedchicken 16
oh my heck! that lil chicklit is just adorable! i dont even care about his stance on union rights anymore!
Posted by Bemusedchicken on August 14, 2012 at 8:26 PM · Report this
Chicks? Seriously? And the pink?
What a fucking dumbass. I'd be curious what his definition of empowerment is - allowing women out of the home to get groceries?
Posted by StuckInUtah on August 14, 2012 at 8:36 PM · Report this
Campaign bottom?
Posted by rainbird on August 14, 2012 at 8:38 PM · Report this

Stupid iPhone autocorrect.
Posted by Fire Chief on August 14, 2012 at 8:49 PM · Report this
mrbarky 20
Those broads are going to love this button! Amirite?
Posted by mrbarky on August 14, 2012 at 9:08 PM · Report this
sperifera 21
Rob McKenna makes a good campaign bottom? Freudian auto-correct
Posted by sperifera on August 14, 2012 at 9:10 PM · Report this
seatackled 22
He'll capture the youth vote when he unveils his "Bitchez who got Rob's back" button.
Posted by seatackled on August 14, 2012 at 9:15 PM · Report this
Tacoma Traveler 23
Rob's never been all that good at wooing the ladies. Which is why he's so against Equal Marriage. I mean, if he can't get laid, why should we?
Posted by Tacoma Traveler on August 14, 2012 at 9:36 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 24
How about "Broads for Bob." Even classier!
Posted by Gern Blanston on August 14, 2012 at 10:32 PM · Report this
Westello, women were called chicks in the supposedly egalitarian 70s, when no one was getting married because it was too traditional and kids were being dressed in genderless clothes. Women have been called chicks since then. Things have not gotten that much better, especially in the Republican world.
Posted by sarah70 on August 14, 2012 at 11:07 PM · Report this
@25--not really, as far as I recall. Were you actually sentient in the '70s or does your login name represent your birth year?
Posted by crone on August 14, 2012 at 11:39 PM · Report this
wisepunk 27
@18 autocorrect wasn't wrong.
Posted by wisepunk on August 15, 2012 at 12:03 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 28
Chicks is condescending to women. But destroying their healthcare is o.k. so it's a wash.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on August 15, 2012 at 4:09 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 29
Home-Boyz for Rob?
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on August 15, 2012 at 5:05 AM · Report this
internet_jen 30
'Rob is my wingman' he'll get all the beer commercial votes
Posted by internet_jen on August 15, 2012 at 6:13 AM · Report this
Sir Vic 31
@2 Thanks for sharing that. This state indeed has a wonderful tradition of women in leadership positions. It's one of the many reasons that makes this a great place to live.

Anyone else have stories of Washington "chicks" who lead, rather than follow geeks like McKenna?
Posted by Sir Vic on August 15, 2012 at 7:34 AM · Report this
zombie eyes 32
This is a Slog joke, right? Tell me this is a joke.
Posted by zombie eyes on August 15, 2012 at 7:57 AM · Report this
onion 33
i don't even like the pink that Planned Parenthood uses. or Komen. wtf is it with pink?! DEFINITELY don't like this pink.
Posted by onion on August 15, 2012 at 8:17 AM · Report this
onion 34
on second thought, Robbie-poo probably doesn't even want to get the attention of the kind of woman who'd be turned off by pink. so, it works for him.
no offense to pink-lovers out there.
Posted by onion on August 15, 2012 at 8:19 AM · Report this
Better to be called a chick than a bitch or ho' by the Dems base.
Posted by Sugartit on August 15, 2012 at 8:23 AM · Report this
Empowering women through infantilization!
Posted by kersy on August 15, 2012 at 9:51 AM · Report this
@31 see

Kathleen is the only democratic woman running for any of WA's 9 state executive offices this year.
In 1992, Kathleen was the youngest woman (32 years old) to be elected WA State Senator. She beat Dino Rossi. She's also the only democrat to ever win in the 5th LD... Hopefully that will change this year!
Posted by Gosling for Rob on August 15, 2012 at 10:56 AM · Report this
Oh, oh! Just remember the last time we fell for a "pink slogan" that proved to be working against women and for the repub/tparty that has spent more time legislating women's sexuality than any other issue. Didn't the tea party campaign on JOBS? And they've done nothing on that issue but throw poison pills at any bill that would open employment. Same here, with this pink gimmick. The repub/tparty has already shown their disdain for women, legislating horrendously against women's privates. How dare they. The women who fought for our voting rights are turning in their graves that we're letting the repub/tparty throw these laws in our way. It's not an issue of abortion, pro or con, it's an issue of CHOICE. Note that they don't call it as it is but use 'abortion' as their path to getting us in a dither. The issue is CHOICE, nothing else but CHOICE. If they get in, how many of us will suffer at their hands.
Posted by mimi1234 on August 16, 2012 at 6:57 AM · Report this

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