Open Microphone Insult? Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell: Obama Cabinet Pick Has “No Life”

A note to all politicians: if you’re speaking next to a microphone, be careful what you say. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell may wish he thought about that while he was having a conversation near the lectern at the National Governors Conference in Philadelphia Tuesday.


In video obtained by CNN, Rendell was discussing Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano — President-elect Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Homeland Security Department — and said she has excellent qualifications for the job since she “has no family.”

Ed Rendell

“Janet’s perfect for that job. Because for that job, you have to have no life. Janet has no family. Perfect. She can devote, literally, 19-20 hours a day to it,” said Rendell, whose comments were picked up by the open mic.
Rendell apologized for the comments Wednesday and said, “What I meant is that Janet is a person who works 24/7, just like me.” But in a commentary the night….

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One Response to “Open Microphone Insult? Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell: Obama Cabinet Pick Has “No Life””

  1. kudzu630 Says:

    As usual the ultra sensitive and easily offended left wants to castrate one of their own. If they really cared about the gaffe they’d ask for Biden to resign from his “Office of the VP-Elect” as a unilateral action to prevent future, racist/sexist comments by Plugs.

    Who cares? Rendell is right, she has no life outside of government. So she might as well work 24/7 doing whatever she’s being asked to do. Another bruhaha over nothing of consequence.

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