The LJS’s Portrait of Senator Bill Kintner Ends up on Salon.com’s National Website with New Headline + Emphasis

May 28, 2013

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TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013 01:54 PM EDT

Anti-choice lawmaker: No one understands women, women “don’t even understand themselves”

Nebraska state Sen. Bill Kintner says he doesn’t understand women, but has no problem making laws for them

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Anti-choice lawmaker: No one understands women, women Republican state sen. Bill Kintner (Credit: Journal Star)

In an “in his own words” questionnaire for Nebraska’s Journal Star on Tuesday, state Sen. Bill Kintner revealed how the “moral absolutes of Christianity” inform everything he does, particularly, he is quick to note, his anti-choice political views.

Another book Kintner appears to take as literally as the Bible: “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.”

When asked what he would consider his “biggest mystery,” Kintner replied: “Women. No one understands them. They don’t even understand themselves. Books and books and books have been written about it, and no one understands it.”

But, Kintner adds, he does not suffer from the same crippling lack of self-knowledge as the more mysterious half of the population: “Men are very easy to understand. Very basic, very simple,” he said.

In addition to his job designing policy that intimately affects the lives of women he simplycannot comprehend, Kintner is quite the romantic. When asked to name the best two decisions he ever made in his life, he responded marrying “the woman” (presumably she has a name, but who knows!), and moving to Nebraska.

Likening his relationship with “the woman” to a political separation of powers, Kintner went on to say: “In our household, we have a separation of powers. The legislative is downstairs and the executive is upstairs. We don’t talk about what she does on her side and what I do on my side. There’s no sharing of inside information.”

Katie McDonough is an assistant editor for Salon, focusing on lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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One Comment on “The LJS’s Portrait of Senator Bill Kintner Ends up on Salon.com’s National Website with New Headline + Emphasis”

  1. Elaine Herter Says:

    Let me see if I understand this. Bob Kerrey is an outsider because he is approaching 70 and he has only lived in Nebraska for about 60 years. Bill Kintner had lived in Nebraska for only three years but Republicans had no problem with him running for office.

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