Skip to comments.Legislator Makes Lewd Remark to 17 Year-old Girl at Hearing; Conn. Post Fails to Tag Him as a Dem
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.
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.
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.
2: Ernest Hewett is Africanamerican
See? It can happen.
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.
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.......
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.
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