US Senate Race: In Debate, Gillibrand, Long Tackle Jobs, Economy — And ’50 Shades of Grey’

Actual US Senate Debate Question – Oh No They Didn’t! – LiveJournal There’s something so wrong about getting two female Senate candidates on a stage and then asking them, “have you read Fifty Shades of Grey” as a real question in their only debate this election season. And yet that very thing happened


New York Senate Debate: Coverage the of Gillibrand Long US Debate
PolicyMic 7:31pm: Actual question: “Have you read Fifty Shades of Grey?” WTF? Is this a senate debate or a speed date at an S&M club?

In Debate, Gillibrand, Long Tackle Jobs, Economy — And ’50 Shades of Grey’ Wall Street Journal (blog) The candidates, both trained attorneys, rarely appeared to be caught off guard. One such instance came during a “lightning round,” when the two moderators, Liz Benjamin and Errol Louis, asked a series of yes or no questions. Asked if they would like to be Senate majority leader, both women said yes. Long said she’s fired a gun in the past year. Gillibrand, who famously once said she keeps guns under her bed, said she has not. Neither said they’d ever been arrested. And neither woman would admit to having read the popular erotic novel “50 Shades of Grey.” After asking that question, Benjamin went out of her way to point out that she hasn’t, either.

About psawomenpolitics

The UK Political Studies Association Women and Politics Specialist Group. Resource for researchers working on women and/or gender and for women in the PSA. The 2014 Specialist Group of the Year.
This entry was posted in Gender and Politics in the media and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s