Gounardes Campaign: Possibility Golden ‘Thinks Leave It to Beaver Is A New Reality Show’

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Earlier today, City & State reported on GOP State Senator Marty Golden’s somewhat antiquated-sounding seminar where female constituents can learn such subjects as, “The art of feminine presence. Sit, stand and walk like a model. Walk up and down a stair elegantly……and much more.”

And while Mr. Golden ultimately removed some of those phrases from his website, that didn’t stop his Democratic rival, attorney Andrew Gounardes, from pouncing.

“Tragically, this is Golden’s idea of the 21st Century woman,” Mr. Gounardes’ campaign manager Chris McCreight declared in a statement this morning. “This just goes to show that Marty Golden just doesn’t get it – either that or he lives in a cave and thinks Leave It to Beaver is a new reality show.”

Mr. McCreight also claimed others in the community have described the seminar as “discriminatory and offensive,” and “downright degrading to women,” while both he and quotes from the candidate himself connected the issue to the New York State Fair Pay Act, which they felt Mr. Golden should be backing.

For his part, Mr. Golden’s office defended the event and a spokesman told City & State, “In these economic times, when so many people are out of work, and graduating with advanced degrees to set themselves apart in the workplace, events such as these are also important.”

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