Guess Which GOP Candidate Just Spoke Out Against Augusta’s “Men-Only” Rule?
5:20 pm, April 5th | by Amy Tennery
A GOP Presidential contender and his wife each sent out Twitter messages this afternoon, slamming Augusta National Golf Club for it’s “no women members allowed” rule. Their message was subtle, elegant and contained just the right amount of snark.
So who was this political power duo?
Newt and Callista Gingrich! It’s sort of an interesting political move (dare we say, a maverick one?). Getting into the mud on a niche women’s-rights issue — particularly one that’s aiming to bust up an old boy’s club — didn’t strike us as being part of Newt’s M.O. Of course, Gingrich also won the Georgia primary, so maybe he’s not to worried about that area. Either way, color us pleased.
The controversy surrounding Augusta’s men-only membership rule, of course, has been the hot-button issue this week. The Masters host site is dealing with a bit of a sticky situation: It doesn’t allow women to become members — but its long-time sponsor, IBM, now has a female CEO.
More remarkable than the Gingrichs’ decision to speak out on the issue, however, is the fact that this now means Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama actually agree on something:
You know, Callista does seem like a golfer.