LANSING – A controversy involving Sen. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) is flaring after he called a female public relations executive a “hooker.” On Friday MLIVE.com reported that Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville (R-Monroe) had apologized on behalf of the Senate GOP caucus, though Jones has yet to do so himself claiming it was all meant as “humor.” Jones is best known by BTL readers as the author of the “moral exception” clause included in antibullying legislation last fall.
Apparently Jones did not enjoy being called out by Kelly Rossman-McKinney, founder of public relations firm Truscott Rossman, who named Jones (along wih House Democrats) among her biggest political loosers of 2011. Upon learning this, Jones responded in an unsolicited email to MIRS news service writing, “Unfortunately Kelly, like a ‘hooker,’ works for whichever client hires her – policy be damned.”
BTL readers should note that when the 2010 census data came out indicating Ingham county was the second largest county in Michigan with same-sex couples Jones weighed in saying, “I don’t think all those are same-sex couples. They are probably just friends.”
Readers can find more of Jone’s insights at http://imrickjones.tumblr.com.