Perhaps taking a hint from previous Statesmen writers who fueled the fires of the religious right, columnist Dan Popkey offered an apology to city council candidate Brandi Swindell for perviously printed remarks she labeled as sexist.
In his Sunday column, Popkey acknowledged that he knew better and shouldn’t have said things about Brandi’s good looks. He had previously declined to apologize during a show on KIDO am 580 radio. The last Statesman guy to write things (in Thrive!) about Brandi’s looks is no longer working at the state’s largest paper.
Dan is a better man for admitting his mistake even though he probably still won’t vote for Ms. Swindell.
For our part, we never noticed her looks. All we saw was a candidate for city council. Comes from our military training. We never even noticed women in uniforms with gold oak leaves–we grunts saw only officers and dutifully saluted!
It was great material and fun for the GUARDIAN, prompting the most comments we ever had on a single story. See Brandi Gets Boost?
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