State of Connecticut Archives: on Civil Rights

Linda McMahon: I'm proud of WWE history; it's not a "war on women"

Shays repeatedly attacked McMahon's professional wrestling business. His opening salvo on McMahon's career followed a moderator question about whether there exists a so-called Republican "war on women."

"I think that her business has a war on women," Shays said, and proceeded to describe one of the more provocative ring scenes in WWE history in which the candidate's husband, Vince McMahon, yelled orders. "I think when you force a woman to take off her clothes and sit down on the ground and bark like a dog, I think that's an assault on women."

McMahon responded that she was "very proud of the company that I helped grow." She gave variations of this defense throughout the debate but without addressing the substance of Shays' claims about professiona wrestling, including his suggestion that some of the "business reasons" why she contributed to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as recently as 2006 was "so the Democrat legislature wouldn't investigate steroid use in her business."

Source: The Day coverage of 2012 CT Senate debates Jun 14, 2012

Jodi Rell: Comprehensive state job searches should ignore demographics

Q: Should race, ethnicity or gender be taken into account in state agenciesí decisions on state emplyment?

A: I believe applicant searches must be comprehensive , then the best person should be hired for the job without regard to demographics.

Source: 2006 CT Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 7, 2006

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