Romney’s new advisor in trouble for sexist tweeting

New Romney advisor Richard Grenell gets in trouble for Twitter past

Romney’s new advisor in trouble for sexist tweeting
21 April 2012

Mitt Romney’s new foreign policy spokesperson has a Twitter history of sexist comments.

Yesterday, 20 April, Think Progress published an article on Richard Grenell’s social media habits. The out gay man ‘has an odd penchant for targeting the wives of male politicians and women in general on Twitter.’

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, and Callista Gingrich, wife of Republican Newt Gingrich, all have come under Grennell’s scrutiny. Not a bad thing, but he seems particularly obsessed with their looks and appearance. Below are two of his thoughts on Maddow:

‘The Rachel Maddow commercials can’t possibly attract any viewers, aside from Bieber fans.’

‘Rachel Maddow needs to take a breath and put on a necklace.’

He recently removed a tweet about his concern over First Lady Obama possibly sweating in the East Room of the White House.

Grenell explained his commentary as ‘ tongue-in-cheek and humorous.’ To those offended, he offered apologies.

Although he previously worked as  George W. Bush’s spokesperson at the United Nations, Grenell is earning no kudos from one leader of the conservative movement.  Bryan Fischer, the director of issue analysis for the American Family Association, is extremely displeased with Grenell’s hiring.

‘Romney picks out & loud gay as a spokesman. If personnel is policy, his message to the pro-family community: drop dead,’ Fischer noted on his Twitter feed, as reported by Buzz Feed.

Fischer’s tirades against gays and lesbians are infamous. He has opined  Adolf Hitler was gay and, as reported by Think Progress, wants the government to treat the LGBT community like ‘intravenous drug users.’

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