Golden's attempt to put a woman Democrat in her place for asking him a straightforward question at a >>> Bay Ridge political forum <<< turns into another >>> EPIC FAIL <<< when it comes to Marty Golden's rep with women and dealing with women's issues
Marty Golden’s principal attempt at a put-down was quoted thus: “Mallory, I’m sorry, I’m too busy for you….” --- this was clearly indicative of Golden’s intent to be both personal and dismissive --- in a word, “NASTY !!!”
NOT BAD ENOUGH ??? That remark was quickly followed by this jibe by Golden: “She’s here for her own issues…. She agrees with me on nothing and I have a very busy office.” [again, with Golden directly referring to Mallory McMahon]. Finally, Golden “explained" that Mallory McMahon was actually a “Democratic operative” with an “agenda”…..
Commenters supporting Marty Golden on this blog have tried to spin this story so that Mallory McMahon came off looking like she had been rude to the Republican State Senator. However, that version of things never appeared in any of the reports of the incident in the local press.
In fact, if one were to look at all the coverage closely, most of what the journalists covering the debate wrote about the Golden-McMahon tete-a-tete seemed to side with the woman questioner, who only asked Marty why neither he nor his staff had responded to her since February, a period now approaching almost nine (9) months….. (See “Golden, Gounardes clash in heated debate” Paula Katinas, 10/3/18, Brooklyn Reporter/ Politics & Government [https://brooklynreporter.com/2018/10/golden-gounardes-clash-in-heated-debate/]; a very similar article by PK also appeared in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle on 10/4/18 at [http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2018/10/4/golden-gounardes-clash-heated-debate]; also "From The Southern Brooklyn Candidate Forum: Golden Only Has Time For Some Constituents" by Kadia Goba, 10/4/18, Bklyner. [Blog] [https://bklyner.com/from-the-southern-brooklyn-candidate-forum-golden-only-has-time-for-some-constituents/]; also "No Debate: Golden-McMahon Stand-Off Comes to Fore at Ridge Forum" by Meaghan McGoldrick, 10/5/18, Brooklyn Reporter/ Politics [https://brooklynreporter.com/2018/10/no-debate-golden-mcmahon-stand-off-comes-to-fore-at-ridge-forum/]; also “Candidates spar over limits of term limits at forum" by Julianne Cuba, 10/8/18, The Brooklyn Paper [https://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/41/41/bn-golden-gounardes-bay-ridge-candidates-forum-2018-10-12-bk.html]).
Say what you will, one way or the other; this one-on-one bout between Marty Golden and Mallory McMahon did Marty Golden’s re-election bid no good at all. His allowing it to happen at all was a mistake --- BUT --- to personally attack the young woman with venom and in the manner that he did was unequivocally an UNFORCED ERROR of the highest order, especially given his past history vis a vis women and “women’s issues.”