On Sunday, incoming mayor Bill de Blasio‘s communications chief Lis Smith was revealed to be dating Eliot Spitzer. The ensuing coverage, suggests Grenell, has been all too familiar:
Regardless of her taste in men, Smith has the right to make her own decisions. Her relationship with Spitzer is entirely irrelevant to her qualifications as de Blasio’s spokeswoman.
Yet in news reports, Smith has been transformed from an accomplished adult into a “leggy” sexpot and her professional future called into question because her choice of romantic partner raises eyebrows.