Christy Clark says it's better to be a MILF than a cougar

With the onslaught of end of the year lists and an excess of holiday drinking, I'm unsurprised that a December 19 radio interview with Christy Clark in which she answers the age-old question, "Is it better to be a MILF or a cougar?", didn't even make a blip on my radar. 

But that's a real thing that did happen.

In an interview with  98.9 JetFM in Courtenay, B.C., morning host Drex asked the premier "what it’s like being a MILF?", ostensibly on behalf of a caller.

However, instead of getting offended at the incredibly sexist question, Ms. Clark just laughed. And then answered the question.

"You know, I take that as a compliment … you know, it’s one of those things. Better a MILF than a cougar … so tell [the caller] I said thank you."

Really, Premier Clark? I know you're not a great advocate for families or children or, well, anything else, but can't you at least advocate for yourself? The only acceptable answer to a question like that is, "That's inappropriate" or "You got the premier of the province on your radio show and all you can do is reduce her to a sexual object?"

You can jump down my throat about how Clark's "just got a great sense of humour!", but before you do, stop and consider the fact that male politicians don't have to answer this kind of bullshit. Thinking you can ask the premier of our province whether she's a MILF or getting up in arms about her cleavage is nothing more than pathetic. 

And Drex? Stop it. You're giving my hometown a worse name than it already has.

The radio station has since pulled the audio from its website, "out of respect for the premier and the families in [Drex's] audience."

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Michaeljwjr
President's have been asked boxer's or briefs for awhile. Attractive male politicians have to deal with questions like and they do so without making a big deal out of it.

I think you're trying to make an issue out of something that isn't an issue. While you might not be considered sexually appealing, other people are and they deal with the questions in stride.

I was going to ask how someone could not possibly know, especially a reporter about how attractive male politicians have to deal with these situations, I noticed at the top it said this is a blog. That explains the "make a massive deal out of nothing so you can get clicks".

You should go work for Jezebel, this kind of article is something I'd expect from them.
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Sam Martorana
Time for an election.

#Tacky
#Gag
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Eddy Hardy.
Yes, the headline should have been called 'Drex's Dreck.' I am not a supporter of Christie Clark, but I would gather she probably does not actually realize the full word of the acronym MILF and thinks it probably means sexy momma or something more benign.
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Joe Mruk
Hey, who cares? I really wouldn't consider this cow to be either!! Now pack up the side show and call an election.
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Tanya
Hey Georgia Straight, are you aware that your mobile app doesn't have any author attribution on it? I had to go to a couple of different places to find the author of this little article. Great article, by the way!
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BC
No woman of any intelligence would have even entertained this comment for a split second. Inappropriate comment by the DJ and an even more appropriate response by Clark. Why would any woman say she was flattered by such a derogatory term, and then mention another just as derogatory and misogynistic term as well? I guess this pretty well sums up Clark, considering she had in 2010 said she liked to watch Mananwsers on Spike TV and then referenced the segment about crushing beers can with large breasts.
Honestly, is it any wonder we women have a problem with this type of "leadership".
A simple Let's just move this interview along - ha ha would have nipped this in the bud. But she chose to comment, and to comment using a horrible condensing term towards women. Great role model!
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jj
I guess christy has now lost the cougar vote.
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Gene Logan
Being asked, "boxers or briefs?", is a little different than "as an older broad do you like to think of yourself as fuckable?". She certainly had an appropriate response for Richard Branson's ewww moment; or was it a handler that crafted that reply?

She might feel that a common touch is needed to show she's also, despite sending her kids to private school, one of the great unwashed. What she is not getting though, is that as Premier she is also supposed to be a role model and accord some dignity to the office she holds. But then again, maybe if she had actually been elected Premier we might have seen a more decorous Ms Clark.
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James Blatchford
Yet another example why she is completely over her head...the correct reaction would have been to terminate the interview. I think we all know now why Christy had so little support for the leadership among the Liberal caucus. MILF's just don't make good premiers.
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Michele Baillie
I am not a fan of Christy Clark, however, she handled the tasteless MILF/ Cougar question with excellent poise. If there is any question of censurable conduct here; I think attention deserves to be directed to the radio station staff.
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Alan Layton
I thought it was a great reply and YES, I'm sure she knows exactly what MILF means. I agree with her too. Cougars are disgusting.
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akvavit
God, you people are such a bunch of PWNSOH. Figure it out... and don't worry your pointy little heads... it's clean. And BTW, aren't there plenty of more important things to worry about? Thanks for the laugh, Christy.
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Tom Corcoran

Last time I checked, CC had a full compliment of Communications staffers attending to her itinerary...and scheduling a chit-chat with a DJ on an obscure FM station on Vancouver Island shows that NOBODY is doing their job - let alone screening on behalf of the Premier: Re; doesn't fit our demographic in terms of targeting key voters and the station has NO news director, therefore the interview is/will be a total fluff piece...She got exactly what she deserved - notoriety over something totally devoid of substance - which is the main planking of her political platform - that being - devoid of substance!!
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4 christ sake
Lighten up everyone, no need to shit your pants.
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James Blatchford
Michele,

'Excellent poise'?! You must be jesting! Either you don't actually hear Christy's comments, or your rose coloured glasses put Hubble to shame.
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Derek Ashford
I hope one day an interviewer will ask Christy Clark these questions:

1. What is your measurements?
2. What is your bra cup size?
3. What is your favourite brand of lingerie?
4. Would you ever wear a thong bikini?

Those are answers that I hope to one day find out :)
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judi sommer
For all of those Sir Gallahads (sp?) who are rushing to her defense, Ms Clarks comment on this interview are part of her frat party sense of humour-all well and good if you don't well and good crow about it on public on a radio station with a dj known for his off-colour comments. I'm no prude! However, Ms Clark has waded into this low-brow kind of programing with shock jocks in Vancouver stations more than once. Good on her in her personal personna-but not as The Premier of BC. She has deegrated her office and humuliated most voters-other than males who like her physical charms. What is truly sickening is the male journalists who have leapt to her defense-her musings about how big ones breasts need to be to squash beer cans? How do you respond to that MSM reporters! You know who you are! Shame!
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judi sommer
For all of you Clark supporters out there-canyou imagine Carol James, Kim Campbell, Hillary Clinton or Maggie Thatchter entertaining such an offensive question without a funeral or two ensuing? Have now come to accept a premier of our province responding as "Snookie" or as a Kardashian? And by the by, our premier announced on a n interview on CTV that the next election will be in 2014, a year after her mandate, She said this twice. Buying more time for damage control or a politician out of her element?
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BW022
Who cares? Really?

When asked an inappropriate question, she choose to just answer it and move on, rather than make a federal case about it. She made the assumption that the host was making a (bad) compliment... fine. The question didn't deserve twenty seconds of time... so hat's off to her for taking the tact which didn't give it more than twenty seconds. Refusing to answer, railing against the inappropriateness of the question, etc. would have easily wasted minutes on this. Give a quick silly answer, get past it, and worry about important questions like the economy, the pipeline, health care, education talks, ferries, etc.

Premier Clark is not the language police, the women's liberation advocate, etc. I'm paying her to govern. If someone else wants to go after the host for this... go ahead. Just don't waste the Premier's time and my money on it.
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judi sommer
Given Ms Clark's interview with The Sun in 2010, she stated her favorite show was Manswers on Spike-a show that deals with "Real people" and issues, issues like how big do yor breasts need to be to squash beer cans? Heady musings indeed.As a radio personality, she told raunchy stories with her shock jock pals. I'm no prude and we all have our guilty secrets about shows we watch, but it seems she fell back on old habits.As one political blogger said, had the dj asked the same question of Hilary Clinton, we'd be attending his funeral!
And Ms Clark and her handlers are wondering how to woo the women's vote!?
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