Kellyanne’s gaffe brought back memories of Boss Daley.
Big bruhaha last week when Kellyanne Conway — the first woman to ever run a successful Presidential campaign – was asked in an interview:
“So, what do you think of Nordstrom dropping Ivanka’s Trump’s line of fashions?”
“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff is what I would say,” Ms. Conway said in an interview with Fox News, speaking from the White House briefing room.
“I’m going to give a free commercial here: Go buy it today, everybody; you can find it online.”
Double oops in this time of political correctness and diminished senses-of-humor.
According to the NY Times: “Legal experts said Ms. Conway might have violated a federal ethics rule against endorsing products or promoting an associate’s financial interests.”
Certainly an ill-advised comment, but strikes me as a molehill being elevated to mountain status.
The ruckus brought back memories of my days living in Chicago…
At the time, infamous Mayor Richard J. Daley (aka. Daley the First) was being criticized for directing some of the city’s insurance business to his son Johnny’s firm.
And, he was taking some heat because a Cook County Judge had named one of his son Richie (who later got elected mayor himself) – to be a trustee in a class-action suit, funneling a $150,000 fee to him in the process.
The blustery mayor answered the critics who were accusing him of nepotism:
If I can’t help my sons, then (the critics) can kiss my ass.
I make no apologies to anyone.
There are many men in this room whose fathers helped them, and they went on to become fine public officials.
If a man can’t put his arms around his sons, and give them a hand, then what kind of world are we living in?”
Yeah, Mayor Daley … what kind of a world are we living in now?