Martha McSally Says She wants to Kick Rick Santorum in the Jimmy

Martha McSally

Retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally is a war hero of sorts. She is the first American woman to fly in combat. She’s tough. And now she’s running for retired Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’s Congressional seat. But how tough is McSally? Well, on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning, she said she wanted to kick Rick Santorum in the crotch.

That’s not hyperbole. That’s really what McSally — a Republican — admitted.

Because her position as a female military member, Fox’s Steve Doocey played audio of Santorum talking about woman in combat and the “emotions” associated with that. (Click here to see what Santorum really meant by those remarks.) When asked for a reaction, McSally didn’t hold back.

“You know I agree with many of the things that Rick Santorum says, but when I heard this I really just wanted to go kick him in the jimmy.”

“Kick him in the jimmy?” Doocy asked.

“Yeah, he’s totally out of touch. I mean, completely out of touch. These are the types of arguments we heard 20-25 years ago as to why women couldn’t be fighter pilots.”

Doocy went on to ask if McSally would support Santorum if he became the GOP presidential nominee. She said she’d like to have a meeting with him to discuss some things.

“I don’t think I would mention the jimmy part to him,” Doocy said.

McSally’s response: dead silence and a smile.

“Yeah, I guess not,” Doocy said.

Here’s how it happened:

 

By the way, an interesting discussion has broken out amongst the editorial team here at The Blaze: is “jimmy” capitalized? Urban dictionary uses both the capitalized and non-capitalized word (although seems to settle on the latter). And according to dictionary.com, “jimmy” means “a short crowbar.” I guess it’s not hard to imagine how the phrase “getting kicked in the jimmy” came to be, then.

For the record, as you can see, we’ve settled on the lower case version.