New York is a pretty solidly blue state, but Republican insiders think Marc Cenedella –entrepreneur and found of job-search site TheLadders.com — could be the right GOP candidate to beat Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
So far, Cenedella appears to be doing all the right things to position himself as a formidable opponent. He's traveling around the state to build voter support, soliciting donations and, of course, openly blogging about sex and drugs…
Until recently, a Web site, blog.theladders.com/rock, bore Mr. Cenedella's photograph and the title "The personal blog of Marc Cenedella." It provided tips on polishing résumés, preparing for job interviews and the like. But it also had a number of entries containing random observations about sex, women and drugs.
The entries had headlines like "Sexy vs. Skanky," "Dating Advice for Girly Girls," "He Stole My Weed" and "High Quality Dope."
In an entry titled "A New Holiday for Men," there was a link to a separate site that designates March 14 as a special occasion on which women are encouraged to offer steak and oral sex "to show your man how much you care for him."
Did Cenedella take responsibility for the offensive content? Nope. He did what any responsible would-be senator would do: He blamed spiders…
"The site you are inquiring about (blog.theladders.com/rock) was not Marc's actual blog, Cenedella.com. The site you saw was a maintenance staging site set up at blog.theladders.com/rock." The statement also said that the "staging site contained testing content from a wide variety of sources, including spam from automatic spiders."
Sure, Marc, blame the "spiders" for your blog posts about skanks, polygamy, celebrity jock straps and oral sex-themed holidays. Why not just be open about your creepy perspective of women? It seems to be working out well for Newt Gingrich.
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