This just in: after
shit hit the fan news broke that State Sen. Marty Golden’s taxpayer-funded career-skills workshop for women would teach them how to play up their “feminine presence” — such as how to “sit, stand and walk like a model,” “walk up and down a stair elegantly;” and “differences in American and Continental rules governing handshakes and introductions” — the senator announced that he is “not [going] to hold” the event.
Golden’s office just sent out this statement:
“Each year, Senator Golden holds several well received events to provide options to his constituents for personal and business development. Our upcoming event, which we have chosen not to hold, is similar to ones being organized by other elected officials, as well as classes conducted in local high schools. The Senator’s support of legislation and programs to help create jobs for all New Yorkers is a matter of public record, and we will be holding future events to assist them in finding and keeping a job.”
We reached out to Golden’s office to see why the sudden change of heart. We’ll update if we hear back.
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