Real Clear Politics
October 10, 2014
By Ashley E. McGuire -
Arguably the most underreported incident of the 2014 midterm races thus far was John Foust’s sexist smear of his fellow congressional candidate in Virginia’s 10th District, Barbara Comstock.
Back in August, Foust said of his Republican opponent, “I don’t think she’s even had a real job.”
Let’s pause for a moment and just dwell on this remark.
First of all, if we assume that being a mother is not a job, just something a layabout woman does to occupy decades of her life, then the remark is still a plain lie. On Day One of his campaign, Foust no doubt got a briefing on the “real jobs” that Comstock has held throughout her career. Jobs such as being a senior staffer and adviser to the highly popular congressman, Frank Wolf, they are jockeying to replace, for starters.