DSCC - WASH POST: Top GOP Senate Candidate Hangin' With Terrorist Fist Jab" Lady

Top GOP Senate Candidate Hangin’ With Fox News “Terrorist Fist Jab” Lady


Greg Sargent

August 14, 2009


If you’re a top prospective GOP Senate candidate who’s introducing herself to voters in preparation for a nationally watched Senate race, it’s probably not great form to spend any time hangin’ with the anchor-woman who described Obama and Michelle’s fist bump as a “terrorist fist jab.”


That, at any rate, is what national Dems are charging, now that Kelly Ayotte, the national GOP’s top choice for Senate in New Hampshire, is set to speak at a local event being keynoted by E.D. Hill, the former Fox anchor who sparked a big controversy when she offered up the aformentioned “terrorist fist jab” line.


Ayotte is set to attend the Nashua Area Republican City Committee’s annual “Steakout” fundraiser on September 12th with keynote speaker Hill, according to the local party’s calendar. Click to enlarge:


Sayeth DSCC spokesperson Eric Schultz: “With Kelly Ayotte surrounding herself with Washington insiders, lobbyists, and now this — it raises a lot of questions about what she stands for and what she’s all about.” Ayotte’s campaign didn’t immediately return a request for comment.


Hill subsequently apologized for the “terrorist fist jab” crack, saying she wasn’t endorsing the sentiment. Nonetheless, the remark may have left her too radioactive even for Fox News, which declined to renew her contract after ten years at the network.