Keith Fitzgerald, the Democrat running against Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., has based his campaign on being a squeaky-clean alternative to the Republican incumbent, who has been enmeshed in campaign finance investigations this year. So Fitzgerald's campaign was quick to jettison spokeswoman Ana Maria Rosato today after the conservative-leaning website Sunshine State News publicized some racy blog posts and podcasts she had written and recorded.
"She is no longer with the campaign," Fitzgerald campaign manager Adam Scott told the website.
A few money quotes from Sunshine State News:
In a May 1, 2012 entry, Rosato attributes conservative Republican social policy to so much pent-up sexual frustration. Here's just a sample:
Today's Grand Ob/Gyn Party is obsessed with sex -- mainly ensuring that the rest of us have the same apparently miserable sex lives that they themselves endure. Just look at them. Do they look happy? Do they look like they are being romanced and courted? Do they look like they have happy, fulfilling, fabulous-can't-wait-to-get-to-my-honey relationships? Nope.
In a June 8, 2012 entry, she writes:
Republicans hate women, immigrants, African Americans, firefighters, police officers, teachers, citizens who vote for Democrats, the poor, the middle class, anyone but each other. Republicans simply hate . . . hate . . . hate. I might feel sorry for them save for the fact that they are in positions of political power making life miserable for the rest of us.