Texas Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke as apologized for a 1991 review of the musical “The Will Rogers Follies” which he wrote while a student at Columbia College in New York City.
Beto wrote of the women in the cast that their “only qualifications seem to be their phenomenally large breasts and tight buttocks”:
Beto O'Rourke apologizes for 1991 college review discussing actresses' breasts and buttocks – https://t.co/EXa5nPZT7F
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) October 2, 2018
Beto told Politico who first wrote about the review that he’s “ashamed of what I wrote and I apologize. There is no excuse for making disrespectful and demeaning comments about women.”
This is so stupid. I will never be mistaken for a Beto fan (tbf I would never be mistake for a Cruz fan either) but it's ridiculous that he should be forced to apologize for a innocuous theatre review he wrote in college. https://t.co/4QSENHvbKw
— Jeff B. (@EsotericCD) October 2, 2018
Yes, we think it’s ridiculous that he was forced to apologize. But we do know what would happen if the were a Republican. There’d be an immediate call to investigate what else the candidate might have said or done in college with media coverage of it all to boot:
This will be a one-day story, because Beto is a Democrat. If a Republican wrote this in college, women’s groups would protest and the press wouldn’t let it go. That’s just how it works. It’s a double standard. https://t.co/BdeVBtZmPc
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) October 1, 2018
And we’ll note that Beto seems more sorry about the theater review than his DWI:
Yes. Stay on point, people. DWI, fleeing the scene. This other story is a press release so he can offer a charming apology that makes idiots swoon.
— Pat Dixon (@patdixon) October 2, 2018
So THIS is the real reason Beto O'Rourke couldn't debate Ted Cruz tonight?! https://t.co/daOv5gqQve
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 1, 2018
FAKE NEWS: Subject of Beto O’Rourke’s poor deported honor student anecdote corrects the record https://t.co/moHiWDUbjO
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 30, 2018
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