Monday, June 13, 2011

WI Democrat Wants To Smack Her Up (Audio)

Did he mean it literally? "A Wisconsin democrat running in a recall election," reports, "left a message on a woman’s answering machine," and it was ugly. After speaking with a female constituent on the phone, Rep. Fred Clark of Baraboo said he felt like "smacking her around." Clark who is running in a recall election. Hear the audio in the video below, or click here to listen to an mp3 (40 seconds). According to the WISGOP report, "The comment was recorded on the home answering machine of Sue and John Stapelman of Baraboo. Clark phoned the family while making campaign calls, and had a short, curt conversation with Sue Stapelman. Stapelman then hung up the phone, but her answering machine was still rolling, and caught Clark saying, 'I feel like calling her back and smacking her around'." To be fair, no reasonable person should take Clark's words as meaning that he wants to literally hit Ms. Stapleman. He obviously meant that he wanted to "smack her around" verbally. You cannot, after all, physically beat somebody up by "calling her back" on a phone. Even so, Clark's words were poorly chosen and there is no doubt that this will get a lot of play in Wisconsin during the recall election.