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Legislator Makes Lewd Remark to 17 Year-old Girl at Hearing; Conn. Post Fails to Tag Him as a Dem
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Posted on 03/02/2013 6:51:33 PM PST by chessplayer

Did you ever mean to say "If you are shy then I have an acre of land in the Everglades." and have it come out "If you're bashful I got a snake sitting under my desk here"? I mean, those sentences are so close to being identical, and these kinds of misstatements happen all the time, right?

Well, that's what you have to believe if you're still a defender of Connecticut legislator Ernest Hewett, who said the latter on February 20 to a 17 year-old girl at a public hearing and is now saying he meant to say the former.

But someone is still defending Hewett, namely Edward Moukawsher, a state representative for Groton and Ledyard, also not identified as a Democrat by the New London Day, which published his letter to the editor:

Moukawsher defends Hewett's comment

The treatment of Rep. Ernest Hewett for his remark to a 17-year-old woman who testified before the Appropriations Committee is completely unfair to him and defies common sense. In her testimony she said she was a shy person who overcame her shyness and fear of snakes. The chair of the committee complimented her on her testimony that belied her expressed shyness. Rep. Hewett followed the chair's remarks, and said "If you're bashful, I got a snake sitting under my desk here." It is absurd to think he was saying anything other than that she had overcome her shyness so well that her bashfulness was as nonexistent as a live snake under his desk.

Rep. Hewett turned on his microphone to speak on the record in a public meeting. This was not an offhand, surreptitious comment but a compliment to a witness following a compliment by the committee chair.

Meanwhile, Hewett can't seem to keep his story straight, telling the Day on Friday that "If she had said elephants, I would have said elephants." As noted earlier, he said he originally meant to say "acre of land" instead of "snake."

This is not a national story at the Associated Press, and has barely garnered any attenting in the establishment press.


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1 posted on 03/02/2013 6:51:38 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
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Whoops, wrong democrat.
2 posted on 03/02/2013 6:55:59 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chessplayer

I must be very tired because I can’t figure out what this is talking about.


3 posted on 03/02/2013 6:57:15 PM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: cripplecreek

I think those girls are a bit older than what he prefers.


4 posted on 03/02/2013 7:00:49 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: chessplayer
being a protected minority means never having to say you're sorry consequences
5 posted on 03/02/2013 7:13:52 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: chessplayer

What a ridiculous and tortuous explanation by the Post.


6 posted on 03/02/2013 7:14:56 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: chessplayer

Err....If i said you had a Hot Body would you Hold it Against Me?


7 posted on 03/02/2013 7:18:19 PM PST by mowowie (e-ellected.)
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To: chessplayer

At least he didn’t say “trouser”


8 posted on 03/02/2013 7:18:24 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: chessplayer

Just your average pervert Rat.


9 posted on 03/02/2013 7:19:47 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: cripplecreek
Anytime one of my daughters put a pillow on her lap, there is a firearm under it. The creep is lucky that he wasn't dealing with one of mine.

/johnny

10 posted on 03/02/2013 7:24:33 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: chessplayer

A 17 Year Old Woman?

A 17 Year Old Female is a Girl, not a Woman. An 18 Year Old Female is a Woman.

OK, I guess I’m just an old fashioned Geezer.


11 posted on 03/02/2013 7:25:51 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname
because I can’t figure out what this is talking about.

Good for you. Don't try to. Trust me. My BP is up by 10 points and I just got out of a hot bath.

Go for the guy is a fat arsehole, and move on.

Some daddy will fix that little problem.

/johnny

12 posted on 03/02/2013 7:27:13 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cripplecreek

Nope, the Girls are the wrong shade. Menendez prefers nice dark Dominican Teenagers.


13 posted on 03/02/2013 7:28:40 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

bump


14 posted on 03/02/2013 7:36:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname

He said he had a snake (his junk) in his pants under his desk, and then tried to say he meant he had an acre of land in the Everglades. Easy mistake to make, right?


15 posted on 03/02/2013 7:40:17 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

I can’t tell from the article quite what’s going on. If the girls were there testifying about their need for taxpayer-funded contraceptives, then the representative is entirely in line talking about his trouser snake.


16 posted on 03/02/2013 8:06:20 PM PST by Tax-chick (We don't like original material, unless it's been done before.)
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To: chessplayer

I will bet that if the dirtbag had his legislative laptop gone over with a forensic digital sweep, they’d find plenty of teenie-porn accessed very recently.


17 posted on 03/02/2013 8:22:04 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: chessplayer

I will bet that if the dirtbag had his legislative laptop gone over with a forensic digital sweep, they’d find plenty of teenie-porn accessed very recently.


18 posted on 03/02/2013 8:22:22 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

No you are 100% correct, your age has noting to do with it.


19 posted on 03/02/2013 8:29:19 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname
When the ‘press’ covers a democrat being a jerk they leave out that he's a dem OR they put it at the bottom of the story.

When it's a Republican's being a jerk it's in the headline or the first paragraph.

Style-books are for more than punctuation...they're for consistency and integrity. One more reason the press has lost credibility.

20 posted on 03/02/2013 8:32:52 PM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To: GOPJ
the press has lost credibility.

Yes, but their integrity is rock solid.

Without exception, they can always be relied upon to provide cover and positive spin for leftists, and to always crap on Republicans.

You can take it to the bank.

21 posted on 03/02/2013 8:44:17 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: chessplayer
The perp is a scum sucking Donkey and one of Obama’s and Holder's “sons”. Like convicted felon ex-Rep. Mel Reynolds from Chicago, but without the conviction and prison time (yet). Of course as a Donkey, he can do or say anything without any consequences — and he may even use it as a resume enhancement.
22 posted on 03/02/2013 8:55:14 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: chessplayer

I am a little easier on hi than some here , I think the guy is stupid and thought he was making a joke.

I don’t lay any ulterior motives to him. Just plain stupid.


23 posted on 03/03/2013 4:40:20 AM PST by Venturer
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To: chessplayer
“This is not a national story at the Associated Press, and has barely garnered any attenting in the establishment press.”
BECAUSE:
1: Ernest Hewett is a Democrat

2: Ernest Hewett is Africanamerican

24 posted on 03/03/2013 5:19:46 AM PST by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: chessplayer
I was talking with my neighbour yesterday and he told me that morning he and his wife were having coffee. What he meant to say was, "Pass me the sugar, honey". What came out was, "You've made my life a living h***, you b****."

See? It can happen.

25 posted on 03/03/2013 5:34:20 AM PST by Dartman (Mubarak and Gaddafi are going to look like choirboys when this is over)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname

The piece above is excerpted, but it’s not designated where it was excerpted, so it comes across as a jumble. Click on the link to read the whole story on NewsBusters. It’s a good bit clearer there.


26 posted on 03/03/2013 5:41:28 AM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: chessplayer
At a manufacturing plant I used to work in before it closed down in 2006, we had a black sanitation dept. manager who was notorious for flirting. Mel was a super nice guy, and all the women knew he was harmless.......

In the summer of 2005, the plant replaced the sanitation dept with an outside contracting company. Mel being Mel, allegedly said something to a female employee of that company and she filed a sexual harassment complaint with the HR dept. Mel was immediately suspended/terminated and placed on retirement.......Mel was about 60 years old and had approx. 35 years of service with the company.

It should be noted that my company had a zero tolerance policy when it comes to sexual harassment and Ernest Hewett would have gotten fired if he had said what he said while working for us.......

27 posted on 03/03/2013 5:51:52 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (God bless you Tommy and thank you for your service: http://swiftboats.org/tribute/tribute.html)
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To: chessplayer
He said he had a snake (his junk) in his pants under his desk, and then tried to say he meant he had an acre of land in the Everglades. Easy mistake to make, right?

That's what I thought the first time I read it, but then I thought I was wrong. It was confusing. I'll go read the whole article as someone else suggested. Perhaps that's why I got so confused.

28 posted on 03/04/2013 10:37:13 AM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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