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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Today's Chicks For Rob Rally

Posted by on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 2:03 PM

This morning, under the giant phallus that is our lovely Space Needle, about 100 "women who know Rob McKenna" gathered at a rally/press conference on the Seattle Center lawn. Being a woman—and also a woman with a camera—I figured I should go and see what it was all about.

  • Kelly O

Many women were claiming to know the "real" Rob McKenna, a candidate for governor who has been maligned an anti-choice, anti-woman, anti-gay huckster who's running on the Republican ticket for Governor. "Stop the lies," said one of the signs. In reality, Rob loves women and women love Rob.

Some people also loved Jay Inslee—the "sinister" Democrat in the race, according to one pro-Rob speaker—whose supporters showed up in roughly equal numbers to wave sinister Inslee signs.

  • Kelly O

Then it got exciting! I met two very enthusiastic women for McKenna. This is one of McKenna's hairier supporters:


...and this redhead seemed to be even more enthusiastic, cheering for Rob's promise to keep gay lifestyles out of our public schools!


As the Jay Inslee people started closing in...


Some of the pro-McKenna women started getting testy!


But my two new lady friends could not be bothered, and continued to make their pro-Rob voices heard.


They clapped and cheered along with McKenna supporters to promises that he would fund K-12 education, fund higher education, refuse to raise taxes for either of those two things, decimate the social-safety net, slash funding for basic government services, oppose equal rights for LGBT people, and make sure women had a hand in every step of that agenda if elected!


After the rally, the redhead engaged this woman in a conversation about the need to keeping "strange" lifestyles out of the classroom:


And another woman, proudly wearing "Chicks for Rob" buttons on her jacket, simply adored my new friends...


...ooh, then this woman, right, seemed angry with the redhead. After taking this photo she demanded that I *NOT* publish her image anywhere. Shucks, sorry—but you're the one holding a press conference!


All in all, it seemed like a successful outing. I learned a lot!


Bye-bye, chicks! (And maybe next time, no pushy-pushy shove-shove?)


all photos Kelly O


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I was at this event, and I think the two ladies were just absolutely cute.
Posted by Roxxanne on October 29, 2012 at 6:59 AM · Report this
icouldliveinhope 47
Can you send Cienna out in drag to try to have guy-talk with male McKenna supporters next, plz?
Posted by icouldliveinhope on October 26, 2012 at 5:16 PM · Report this
I really hope The Stranger will be sending this excellent crack team of *ladies* out to report on further future right-wing-women-oriented political gatherings. . . .
Posted by Anne X on October 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM · Report this
More, I Say! 45
@31 LOL that was one of your weakest troll attempts I've seen yet. For all of us here at Slog, please, in the future - do better.

To the ladiez: with 3 stories of Value Village right next door, THOSE were the best dresses you could come up with?!
Posted by More, I Say! on October 26, 2012 at 10:55 AM · Report this
@2: When she is in public, she has no real right to privacy. Deal with it.

And Rob McKenna is creepy as fuck.
Posted by suddenlyorcas on October 26, 2012 at 8:58 AM · Report this
"We know Rob" could just as easily be a slogan of the Inslee campaign.
Posted by madcap on October 26, 2012 at 12:25 AM · Report this
curtisp 42
OMG Dominic - I am totally jealous of your arms. Do you workout?
Posted by curtisp on October 25, 2012 at 8:40 PM · Report this
This is pretty hilarious!
Posted by clint on October 25, 2012 at 8:15 PM · Report this
scary tyler moore 40
next time don't buy off the rack.
Posted by scary tyler moore on October 25, 2012 at 6:57 PM · Report this
Occupy Seattle 39
Who said gingers weren't hot, Dominic and Goldy? Did you ask the Chickies what "real women" think about rape?…

Rob McKenna: My opponent Jay Inslee is endorsed by Planned Parenthood and NARAL, for heaven's sake. We know these groups know nothing about "real women". Rape is so fifties, so shut up already. "Real women" keep their legs closed. Go get a job.

Reagan Dunn: My opponent Bob Ferguson, the partisan hack, advocates for women's rights. I. the neanderthal asshole, am backed by other neanderthals who think women and minorities should just shut up and do what they're told. "Real women" secretly want to go back to the fifties.

Kim Wyman: My opponent, Kathleen Drew, is actually endorsed by pro-choice women like Maria Cantwell and Christine Gregoire! Can you believe it? "Real women" like me know that it's best to just shut up, smile, and let white-haired old men tell other white-haired old men to vote for me. "Real women" like me know it's best to let the men decide whether we're talking about forcible rape, legitimate rape, Gift from God rape, honest rape, enjoyable rape, or they-rape-so-easy rape.

Posted by Occupy Seattle on October 25, 2012 at 5:49 PM · Report this
Goldy 38
@32 Yup. That's Madeleine.
Posted by Goldy on October 25, 2012 at 5:31 PM · Report this
Pick1 37
First I thought, "Hey look, they allowed Goldy at a McKenna event!"

Then I realized, "Of course they would, it's an event orchestrated by and for people he doesn't give two shits about!"

And then I felt sad.
Posted by Pick1 on October 25, 2012 at 5:11 PM · Report this
Awesome, all three of you. Goldy is adorable; Dom is a smokin hot redhead; and KellyO's photos, as always, are fantastic. Thank you.
Posted by jen on October 25, 2012 at 5:03 PM · Report this
Simone 35

This should happen at every Rob rally.
Posted by Simone on October 25, 2012 at 5:02 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 34
@33. I think you're right.
Posted by Gern Blanston on October 25, 2012 at 4:24 PM · Report this
oops- colorblind! She's in a brown jacket looking over her shoulder- can't tell if she's amused or what-
Posted by Duvall-ite on October 25, 2012 at 4:10 PM · Report this
I'm pretty sure you got a photo of one of McKenna's daughters in the first one with Goldy- she's to the right in a yellow jacket with long-ish red hair, looking kind of pissed.
Posted by Duvall-ite on October 25, 2012 at 4:08 PM · Report this
Unless these guys are trannies, and if they are just straight Democrat guys dressing up as women, isn't that really disrespectful to women? Like a white dude dressing up in blackface?

I think they just earned Rob the election.

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on October 25, 2012 at 4:05 PM · Report this
very bad homo 30
What gorgeous red it natural?
Posted by very bad homo on October 25, 2012 at 4:00 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 29
It's about time women rallied around their Republican overlords.
Posted by Gern Blanston on October 25, 2012 at 3:45 PM · Report this
merry 28
OMG that redhead is HOT!!

Posted by merry on October 25, 2012 at 3:39 PM · Report this
Joe Szilagyi 27
Why am I picturing Rob when he sees these photos (you KNOW he reads Slog) slamming his hand down on his desk and angrily barking, "GOLDSTEIN!!!"
Posted by Joe Szilagyi on October 25, 2012 at 3:31 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 26
Dom, that dress looks terrible. Remove it immediately.
Posted by MacCrocodile on October 25, 2012 at 3:14 PM · Report this
care bear 25
You guys actually look pretty good.
Posted by care bear on October 25, 2012 at 3:12 PM · Report this
Dom -- you look great as a redhead!
Posted by gnossos on October 25, 2012 at 3:06 PM · Report this
bedipped 23
Rob McKenna: "What other wild animals are we attempting to preserve in the urban environment-cougars, bears?"

Thanks for these shots of the pecking order.
Posted by bedipped on October 25, 2012 at 3:01 PM · Report this
raggeddog 22
She's not pushing him (her?), it's called frotteurism.
Posted by raggeddog on October 25, 2012 at 2:53 PM · Report this
jezbian 21
the woman in the red jacket in the photo captioned "After the rally, the redhead engaged this woman in a conversation about the need to keeping "strange" lifestyles out of the classroom" is rob mckenna's mother-in-law, susan sieveke, if i recall correctly - she used to work in ballot processing or something for king county elections back when i worked in the same building.
Posted by jezbian on October 25, 2012 at 2:51 PM · Report this
wisepunk 20
This is now an officially approved reason for leaving the 2 block radius.
Posted by wisepunk on October 25, 2012 at 2:49 PM · Report this
Haha. All in great fun. If you hadn't been stepping on my heel, I wouldn't have needed to look down. Where's the cute one of the three of us?
Posted by JeremyYoung on October 25, 2012 at 2:46 PM · Report this
Keister Button 18
Love the Jayne Mansfield/Sophia Loren moment.

This deserves the headline "Some Like It Rob."

Seriously, was the grandma with the butch haircut Charlene Bamford, who wrote that letter which included bit about the "against alternate lifestyles taught to our children by strangers"? You may have missed an opportunity to learn why it came off the website, if the letter's points were all reiterated at the rally/press conference.
Posted by Keister Button on October 25, 2012 at 2:44 PM · Report this
You are both, Dom and Goldy, honorary and FANTASTIC, women. I'm proud to share a gender with you. And bless you for your attendance.
[Also, woman in red? If you show up to a demo, you presumably have the courage of your convictions. So ya get no sympathy.]
Posted by Missliss on October 25, 2012 at 2:43 PM · Report this
Aw, those are great! I wish every rally had more women with beards and/or overbites.
Posted by gloomy gus on October 25, 2012 at 2:41 PM · Report this
sperifera 15
@7 - Thank you Cato, obviously the RMcK line was lost on someone... Or my attempts at humor suck.

(nice arms btw, Dom)
Posted by sperifera on October 25, 2012 at 2:39 PM · Report this
it was better than CATS. i want to see it again and again...
Posted by Rowlf on October 25, 2012 at 2:36 PM · Report this
Goldy 13
@11 I will freely admit that my drag days are behind me. But in my defense, that dress made me look fat.
Posted by Goldy on October 25, 2012 at 2:33 PM · Report this
she is totally checking out dom's boobies.
Posted by Christi S on October 25, 2012 at 2:32 PM · Report this
Well, Dom, you are a very attractive woman, and that dress really works with your glasses and facial hair.

Goldy...maybe you should stay away from cross-dressing. Or at least wear a bra.
Posted by Mr. Happy Sunshine on October 25, 2012 at 2:31 PM · Report this
sikandro 10
I laughed.
Posted by sikandro on October 25, 2012 at 2:28 PM · Report this
Awesome. I miss Seattle.
Posted by carnivorous chicken on October 25, 2012 at 2:28 PM · Report this
HAHAHA! Oh, Dom.
Posted by I don't know who that other guy is.... on October 25, 2012 at 2:23 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 7
@3, I think #2 was trying to be funny/sarcastic.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on October 25, 2012 at 2:19 PM · Report this
biffp 6
Conveniently held near the TV stations. Most rallies are at Westlake to get more people at them. Almost as though these people aren't from Seattle or holding a real rally.
Posted by biffp on October 25, 2012 at 2:19 PM · Report this
Great photos
Posted by sall on October 25, 2012 at 2:19 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 4
People in a public event not expecting their photo to be published == people who think walk sign means stop.
Posted by Will in Seattle on October 25, 2012 at 2:17 PM · Report this

@2 Get a life.
Posted by I Got Nuthin' on October 25, 2012 at 2:15 PM · Report this
sperifera 2
Um, Kelly O... She told you NOT to publish her photo anywhere, and you did it anyway???? Get a job!
Posted by sperifera on October 25, 2012 at 2:14 PM · Report this
pfffter 1
Yeah, I know Rob, too. That's the problem.
Posted by pfffter on October 25, 2012 at 2:07 PM · Report this

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