Gary Schiff challenges Bradlee Dean to debate over "Third World" south Mpls comments
|City of Minneapolis|
|Gary Schiff hopes Bradlee Dean isn't afraid to have dinner with two gay guys|
"You call it the Third World, Bradlee Dean, I call it the Ninth Ward," Schiff posted on Facebook. "When you are ready to crawl out of your cave, I will gladly challenge you to a debate as to who better reflects the American Dream: you, or my constituents and the better world they are creating."
Schiff tells City Pages the challenge comes with a condition: Dean has to visit the Schiff home for dinner and share a meal with Schiff, his partner, David Barela, and Barela's mother. " I would hope he's not afraid to have dinner with two gay guys and their mom," Schiff said.
Dean is a right-wing ideologue known for his gay-bashing lectures.
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On his radio show, Dean recently said that he'd visited south Minneapolis to purchase some "steak sauce" and was surprised to find that the area resembled a "Third World country."
After Schiff read the remarks, he challenged Dean to defend the district's honor.
"You don't come in my neighborhood and call it a Third World country and get away with it," Schiff says.
Schiff said he has no idea if Dean will accept the challenge -- "I don't have his phone number" -- but he did have good news for Dean, who is a famously sloppy dresser.
"You know, even tracksuits are welcome at my house," Schiff says.