An interview with a Tea Party leader from Mississipi is making the rounds this week as left-leaning media hold up statements attributed to Janis Lane as evidence that the right-leaning group is on the fringe.
The interview said in part:
Lane: I'm really going to set you back here. Probably the biggest turn we ever made was when the women got the right to vote.
What do you mean?
Lane: Our country might have been better off if it was still just men voting. There is nothing worse than a bunch of mean, hateful women. They are diabolical in how than can skewer a person. I do not see that in men. The whole time I worked, I'd much rather have a male boss than a female boss. Double-minded, you never can trust them.
Lane was interviewed by the Jackson Free Press in mid-June and the question and answer article appeared later that month.
The Free Press is alternative weekly. The interview is being recirculated this week by Alternet, a left of center news aggregation service.
What do you think? Do you think Lane was misquoted or taken out of context? Or do you agree?