If the definition of the word "gaffe" is when a politician accidentally tells the truth, Illinois Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky may have committed a gaffe on Thursday's The Ed Show.
After MSNBC host Ed Schultz gave her the chance to respond to complaints from conservatives that liberals have shown a double standard in tolerating vile comments about conservative women from liberals like Bill Maher while attacking Rush Limbaugh's recent controversial "slut" comment, Schakowsky admitted that disagreement with Limbaugh's political agenda was a major motivation for her rather than his simply using the word "slut."
Her admission came a day after she was caught on video trying to avoid addressing HBO comedian Maher's history of attacking conservative women.
Below are both video and a transcript of the relevant portion of the Thursday, March 8, The Ed Show on MSNBC:
I'm not going to condone any kind of name-calling, but that's not what Rush Limbaugh is simply doing. He is going after women for standing up for their rights to, and access to contraception, going after a young, brave woman who went to testify, not a public figure, who stood up to declare the rights of women and her friends.
No, this is not just about a name, this is about a policy. This is about an attack on women's rights.