Ottawa Citizen

B.C. pre­mier un­der fire for an­swer to racy ques­tion

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B.C. Pre­mier Christy Clark is be­ing crit­i­cized for her re­sponse to a ra­dio host’s off-colour ques­tion. Clark’s of­fice said Thurs­day that she was shocked and try­ing her best to move on when she told lis­ten­ers she thought it was bet­ter to be a “MILF” than a “cougar.” Courte­nay, B.C., ra­dio sta­tion Jet FM took down the Dec. 19 in­ter­view from its web­site two days later “out of re­spect for the pre­mier.” But ac­cord­ing to blog­ger Alexis Tsaku­mis’s web­site, Clark said the fol­low­ing when host “Drex” asked, on be­half of a lis­tener, what it is like to be a MILF. “You know, I take that as a com­pli­ment … you know, it’s one of those things,” she said. “Bet­ter a MILF than a cougar … so tell him I said thank-you.” A MILF is an acro­nym for Mother I’d Like to ----. A cougar is an older woman who, ac­cord­ing to pop­u­lar cul­ture, prowls bars for younger men. Clark’s spokesman, Mike Mor­ton, said the pre­mier was shocked by the ques­tion and an­swered it as best she could in an ef­fort to move on. Crit­ics, how­ever, said the pre­mier could have of­fered a more ap­pro­pri­ate an­swer.

 ?? VIC­TO­RIA TIMES COLONIST ?? Crit­ics say Pre­mier Christy Clark should have used a ra­dio host’s sur­prise ques­tion to make a state­ment about gen­der equal­ity.
VIC­TO­RIA TIMES COLONIST Crit­ics say Pre­mier Christy Clark should have used a ra­dio host’s sur­prise ques­tion to make a state­ment about gen­der equal­ity.

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