(This may be the quote of the year — promoted by Colorado Pols)
On KLZ radio's afternoon talk show Thurs., State Sen. Vicki Marble said that if Rep. Lori Saine brought fried chicken to a legislative hearing last week as a silent protest, it doesn't matter because Marble is thrilled the chicken issue has returned to the news.
It must have been "angels from above" that caused Rep. Lori Saine to bring fried chicken to the hearing, Marble said on air, because it started an important dialogue, which, unfortunately, has been distorted by the "left" and the "news media."
"The focus of this attack by the left and the news media has never been about chicken," Marble told the radio audience. "It has been about spinning the narrative to destroy conservatives and our principles."
Marble specifically called on Fox 31's Eli Stokols to stop being an "ambulance chaser," to "get to the truth," and to "give all the people the information that they are literally dying for."
Guest-host Stacy Petty asked Marble: "Here's the thing, even if she did this as a silent protest? Does that matter?"
Marble caused an uproar during an Aug. 21 hearing when she suggested that eating chicken and barbeque causes poverty among blacks. She also said Mexicans who come to the U.S. gain weight because they stop eating as many "fresh vegetables."
Partial transcript of Sept. 5 appearance by State Sen. Vicki Marble on KLZ's Grassroots Radio Colorado. Bolded segments are BigMedia emphasis.
Guest-Host Petty: We have Sen. Vicki Marble on the line, and she wants to continue our discussion on chickengate.
Marble: Yes, it is chickengate. And what a chicken they have turned out to be. The focus of this attack by the left and the news media has never been about chicken. It has been about spinning the narrative to destroy conservatives and our principles. The liberal media has been carrying the water for the left for decades. Every news outlet, including Eli Stokols, has always known that my statement—they were about lies. Why do our friends, neighbors, and family in the black community die younger? It was never about 'chicken causes poverty.' That was ludicrous. But, if they reported the truth, there would be no attack. And they control the narrative and their goal is to destroy conservatives. Democrats never ask why. Imagine giving someone the motivation to take charge of their quality of life through their everyday healthcare choices, which include diet and exercise. They won’t even bring it up. Democrats say they are offended by my asking why, why, why are they dying? I want to know why…. And I want to ask Eli Stokols right now, will you please begin the dialogue? And give all the people the information that they are literally dying for. This is a serious matter, and I wish that he would treat it as such because their childish behavior is doing nothing to help the people of Colorado achieve good, high-quality, life…
Marble: And I am so glad that Rep. Saine decided to have chicken, because what did it do? It opened up that dialogue again that has died. They thought they were done roasting me. All of a sudden, I don’t know, it must have been angels from above, telling her to pull in the Popeye’s, because it started the dialogue. Now we can have the newscasts from I believe it was Fox News. I believe it was Meagan Kelley’s segment that comes on at 12 o’clock in the afternoon. Everyone needs to hear this. And everyone can make those health care choices. We can manage our quality of life just through the diet and exercise. And yes, the doctor did mention fried chicken. I did not. Now, Eli Stokols, please take note. Please start reporting the truth. You’ve been an ambulance chaser in the news media. I think you’re better than that. I think you can really serve Coloradoans well. Get to the truth. Quit carrying the water for the liberal Democrats. And make some sense out of life and the people, and what we’re supposed to be trying to achieve here in Colorado. And that is economic opportunity….
Marble: I knew that the chicken was there. I walked, and she had the chicken lunch. That's fine. But was really funny to me was when Eli Stokols tweeted that, I did see it. And I thought, this is a great way to re-start the dialogue. And boy has it….
Co-Host Stacy Petty: Here's the thing, even if she did this as a silent protest? Does that matter?