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RGA Airs Ad About Deeds's 'Young Lady' Comment

Anita Kumar

Remember when Democrat Creigh Deeds made that sharp remark to a female reporter who asked him about his plan to pay for road improvements? "I think I made myself clear, young lady," Deeds said.

The exchange, which was quickly posted on YouTube and sent out by the state Republican Party, has now made it into a TV ad paid for by the Republican Governors Association and airing in Northern Virginia.

Watch it here:

Some wondered whether Deeds might have hurt his attempts to appeal to women voters when he made that comment after the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce debate. Deeds later called to apologize to the reporter, Chelyen Davis of the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star, who said she was not offended by the remark.

By Anita Kumar  |  October 5, 2009; 11:40 AM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Campaign Ads , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009  
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So typical of the GOP. Deeds was obviously smiling and being coy and playful, but of the course the GOP is still hoping the Rovian distort and smear tactics will work. This is exactly why they will continue to lose even more seats. Furthermore- What exactly is the GOP trying to get across here? That THEY are the stalwart defenders of women's rights? Gimme a break!

Posted by: lingo009 | October 5, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Oh, Please!! Only Republicans would be offended by the comment, "young lady" and I was listening and it was "perfectly clear" to me and you can call me "young lady" any time. At my age I would consider it a compliment. McDonnell wants to pay for roads, etc by taking money from our school children by way of the General Fund. We should all be more offended by that idea.

Posted by: mcdonalsherry | October 5, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

I think the voters are smart enough to realize that anything can be taken out of context. Also, who wouldn't be sympathetic to someone being hammered by a scrum of reporters who are trying to get a money quote?

Posted by: valandsend | October 5, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Playful? He seemed irritated and the comment was insulting.

How many of you are Deeds' e-campaign staff?

Keep up the good work, those annoying radio and TV ads are not working.

Posted by: letsfroggy1 | October 6, 2009 11:24 AM | Report abuse

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