Not even a burka could hide the idiocy of narrow-minded state Rep. Janis Baird Sontany (D-TN)

This is more of what happens when conservative women don’t toe the radical liberal “feminist” line:

[TN] State Republican Chairman Chris Devaney today denounced as “petty and insulting” a Democratic legislator’s statement about her Republican women colleagues.

“You have to lift their skirts to find out if they are women. You sure can’t find out by how they vote,” said Rep. Janis Baird Sontany, D-Nashville.

The remark at a Saturday Democratic breakfast was initially reported by blogger Dru Smith Fuller. Sontany acknowledged the statement when asked and described it as “a glib, off-the-cuff remark” that “was inappropriate on my part.”

Devaney said in a GOP news release that “Rep. Sontany’s comments are very strange and definitely inappropriate.”

“Questioning the other side’s voting record is one thing, but using this verbiage to get your point across is petty and insulting,” said Devaney. “It is a bit disturbing that Rep. Sontany would speak this way about her colleagues just because she felt she was in the presence of ‘friends’.”

Sontany said in an interview that the remark came during a discussion of state-funded pre-kindergarten classes, which some Republicans have criticized. Sontany said she noted that Sumner County has the only county school system in the state with no pre-K classes. School systems must opt into the program to receive state funding.


“It was not a well-thought out remark,” said Sontany. “I did not mean to offend and, if I have offended, I am sorry.”

The classic, infamous Democrat non-apology “apology.”

Michelle Malkin had a spot-on response to this (all too common) nonsense:

Skirt checks. Bra checks. Womb checks.

What will conservative women be subjected to next?

So much for “My body, my choice,” eh, libs?


Heh. Andy Levy tweets: “What’s amazing is that Sontany doesn’t realize that ‘You sure can’t find out by how they vote’ is a compliment.”

Exactly, but that would mean an acceptance of a true “diversity” of opinions, which liberal “feminists” say they practice but in reality only preach.

And – just to be a little on the catty side – if we were to take Sontay’s remarks literally, well, let’s just say in a crowd of pro-lifers vs. pro-abortion types that, even without signs, it’d be pretty easy to distinguish the women who wholeheartedly embrace their femininity from the women who are repulsed by it. And we wouldn’t even have to look under anyone’s skirt, either.

Yeah, I went there.

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