The Tea Party movement is not pleased with the health bill passage and they may not have been pleased with their own attack on state Senate candidate Patricia Ritchie. The controversial post lambasting Ritchie for not being attractive enough has been dropped from the blog of the Oswego County Tea Party.
Pulling the sexist swipe at Ritchie was the right thing to do as this kind of statement only undermines the causes that led to the formation of Tea Parties.
Since the post is deleted, I can only link to their main page.
Some folks in the comment section attempted to suggest the anti-Ritchie screed was the work of staffers for Senator Darrel Aubertine,whom she is going to try and defeat this fall. I don't buy that assertion as to do so would be juvenile, unprofessional and incredibly reckless as disclosure would force the Senator to dismiss anyone involved.
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