For the last couple years, the Republican party has been trying to figure out how to win over more women voters because they lose that demographic badly to the Democrats. Let’s check in with New Hampshire to see how their makeover project is going.
New Hampshire State Rep. Steve Vaillancourt wrote a long blog post predicting the outcome of the race in the state’s 2nd Congressional District on one factor: incumbent Democratic Rep. Ann McLane Kuster’s looks.
“Let’s be honest. Does anyone not believe that Congressman Annie Kuster is as ugly as sin? And I hope I haven’t offended sin,” Vaillancourt wrote on NH Insider, a New Hampshire politics blog.
By contrast, he wrote, Kuster’s Republican challenger, State Rep. Marilinda Garcia, is “one of the most attractive women on the political scene anywhere, not so attractive as to be intimindating [sic], but truly attractive.”…He goes on to tell a story of a “rather attractive drag queen” that he saw in Montreal the previous weekend standing outside of a bar called Mados that features men dressing as women (“not that there’s anything wrong with that,” he says).
“How ugly is Annie Kuster?” he begins. By the end of the story, he concludes, “By now you probably know why I think of Annie Kuster whenever I walk by Mados; sad to say, but the drag queens are more attractive than Annie Kuster….not that there’s anything wrong with that.”
Vaillancourt writes that for years he promised himself “not to use this anecdote,” but that, “after seeing the story about the seven to ten point boost for the attractive, the story has political relevance.”
“Annie Kuster looks more like a drag queen than most men in drag,” he concludes.
Gosh, I can’t imagine why women wouldn’t be flocking to vote for guys like this.