Republicans in Minnesota have yanked a YouTube video that pictured prominent women Democrats including Nancy Pelosi, Madeleine Albright and Janet Reno set to the song, "Who Let the Dogs Out?" But the controversy over the clip rages on.
The video, titled "Republican Women vs. Democrat (sic) Women," appeared on the GOP's site for state Senate District 56. It also showed photos of Republican women such as Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and various Fox News commentators while Tom Jones' "She's a Lady" played.
Minnesota Democrats have denounced the video while EMILY's List, a national political group dedicated to electing pro-choice progressive women, said it was "juvenile and offensive" and "demeaning to elected officials – regardless of party."
In a statement Wednesday, EMILY's List called on members of the state and national GOP to come out against the video:
"If Republicans in Minnesota, like Michele Bachmann and Tom Emmer, and national leaders like Sarah Palin - who has endorsed both of those candidates and predicted a 'rising tide' of women voters this cycle - think that this disgusting video is an acceptable way to treat women and women leaders in the state and across the country then their silence will speak volumes. However, if they believe as we do, that women voters and women in office deserve to be respected, then they should join EMILY's List in denouncing this video."
"[I]ts only intention was to bring a smile to a few peoples' faces, and possibly irritate a few others," Brown said. "Is it fair? Does that matter? It wasn't intended to be fair. It was intended to be funny."
Republican state House candidate Andrea Kieffer told the Independent she requested the video be removed, calling it "juvenile."
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