April 16, 2014 3:19 pm -

Funny how some people get their kicks. And funnier, in the worst way, that Republicans continue to make boneheaded comments about women.

On Monday evening, a press release went out from the Republican majority in the House reading, “Smart and Sexy: Legislature Encourages Hospitals to Promote Breastfeeding.”

It was first noted by political blogger Amanda Coyne, who wrote, “It’s also unclear for whom breastfeeding is supposed to be sexy: The baby? The mother? The viewer?”

In a statement Tuesday, Rep. Shelley Hughes took full responsibility for the “smart and sexy” line and apologized.

“My intent was to draw attention to this incredibly important issue. Unfortunately, this is not the kind of attention I hoped to receive. I take full responsibility for the headline. I apologize for the poor choice of words, and am sorry if I offended anyone,” she said.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.