They also refuse to ask President Obama to lean on his super PAC to return the $1 million Maher gave them.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Jean Schakowsky, meet the new media. It’s not as pliant as the old one.
Schakowsky, an Illinois Democrat, has been particularly vocal about Rush Limbaugh. She put out a press statement condemning his use of the words “slut” and “prostitute” to criticize Sandra Fluke. But in the video above, she refuses to say anything about Maher, who called Sarah Palin a c-word and a “dumb t**t”. She finds the entire exchange so startling and confusing that she forgets where she was going, and has to double back. Then she refers the cameraman to her press office, which is kind of silly when she’s ambling about right in front of him and perfectly capable of answering a simple question, should she want to.
By the way, the Alabama Democrats still haven’t called me back. Neither has anyone from Carbonite.