April 26, 2010

Wright to escort tall, young women around the Capitol

State Rep. Chris Wright, a Bristol Democrat, just issued this press release:
REP. WRIGHT ANNOUNCES SAINT PAUL HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS INVITED TO THE STATE CAPITOL TUESDAY

State Representative Christopher Wright (D-Bristol)  is announcing the Saint Paul High School Girls Basketball team, which won the Class S State Championship earlier this year, will be visiting the State Capitol Tuesday at his invitation.
“As a 1984 graduate of Saint Paul’s myself, I am very pleased the team and coaches will be visiting with us Tuesday,” Rep. Wright said. “We are all proud of their achievement and all of Bristol and area towns where the players come from are proud of them.”
The team is scheduled to be at the Legislative Office Building at 11:30 a.m. They will be given a tour of the Capitol facilities and may be introduced to lawmakers in the House and Senate chambers depending on Tuesday’s legislative agenda.
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7 comments:

Dr. Christophy said...

I'm not one usually to take offense, but I find your headline to this story sexist and patronizing. If it was a male basketball team, would your headline have been "Wright to escort tall, young men around the capital"? I don't think so. Your headline implies the only reason these women are being shown around is because they are tall - or maybe because they are women, and you are trying to imply something improper. They are a talented group of people and are being honored for that talent, not for some external physical characteristic. Please think next time before you come up with a "cutesy" headline.

Anonymous said...

Or maybe it is because Chris is short???

Anonymous said...

Wright will screw up this job as well

ddddddddddddddddfence said...

with any luck, the girls will "block" chris out of any photo-ops - then what?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Chris will get lucky again?

Anonymous said...

What happened to separation of church and state? Does Wright realize St. Paul is a Catholic school? Where's his head?

Anonymous said...

"What happened to separation of church and state?"

--Are Catholics not welcome in "your" government you stupid moron?