McAuliffe Responds to Schweitzer's 'Cry Like a Girl' Quip
When Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer explained to Washington Post national political correspondent Dan Balz why he endorsed Terry McAuliffe for governor of Virginia, he said, "He's got the energy to take this all the way to the end, and when there's a bump in the road, he's not going to cry like a girl and quit."
That would be the same Terry McAuliffe who served as campaign manager to Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first serious female contender for president. (She certainly wasn't a quitter, but Clinton did famously cry on the 2008 campaign trail in New Hampshire and Connecticut.)
We wondered what McAuliffe, who is a close confidant of Secretary of State Clinton, thought of Schweitzer's "cry like a girl" comment.
McAuliffe spokeswoman Lis Smith didn't directly address whether McAuliffe took offense at Schweitzer's jab at girls, but she joked, "Terry knows from first hand experience, few people shed more tears than the father of three daughters."
At this point, we're only hours away from seeing whether it will be McAuliffe, or one of the other two Democratic candidates, who cries like a girl after tomorrow's down-to-the-wire Virginia gubernatorial primary votes are counted.
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