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A compliment disguised as a joke wins a glass of wine...in the face

Monday, December 14th 2015 - 08:03 UTC
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“I did what any honorable woman would do,” Katia Abreu told Folha de Sao Paulo. “I responded like a woman who values her honor.” “I did what any honorable woman would do,” Katia Abreu told Folha de Sao Paulo. “I responded like a woman who values her honor.”
“You’re an inelegant, impolite, arrogant man. That’s why you’ll never get to the presidency of the republic,” Katia told Serra “You’re an inelegant, impolite, arrogant man. That’s why you’ll never get to the presidency of the republic,” Katia told Serra
Senator Jose Serra, former presidential candidate and a leader of the opposition PSDB was tossed the glass of wine in the face Senator Jose Serra, former presidential candidate and a leader of the opposition PSDB was tossed the glass of wine in the face

One of Brazil’s most powerful women says she was only defending her honor when she tossed a glass of white wine in the face of an equally powerful elected official who called her a “man-eater.”

 Jose Serra, 73, a senator from Sao Paulo, former presidential candidate and a leader of the opposition Social Democratic Party, came up to Agriculture Minister Katia Abreu at a dinner party last week and said “Katia, I hear you’re a woman who likes to date a lot” using a term, according to the Sao Paulo media, that could be roughly translated as “man-eater.”

“I did what any honorable woman would do,” Abreu told Folha de Sao Paulo, one of Brazil’s biggest newspapers. “I responded like a woman who values her honor.”

Abreu, a conservative cattle rancher with presidential aspirations who has drawn the ire of environmentalists, responded by telling Serra, a former presidential candidate, “You’re an inelegant, impolite, arrogant man. That’s why you’ll never get to the presidency of the republic,” it was reported. Then she tossed the glass of wine in his face.

The guests at the dinner included nearly forty senators as well as Vice President Michel Temer.

Abreu said the episode doesn’t have anything to do with their current differences. Serra is a leading proponent of impeaching Brazil’s embattled President Dilma Rousseff. She’s a friend of the president and a member of her inner circle, Folha reported.

Serra sought to make light of his comment Thursday. “It was a complement disguised as a joke,” he said according to Folha. “I apologized. I’ve always had respect for Katia”.

Categories: Politics, Brazil.

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  • Skip

    Why is this news?

    Dec 14th, 2015 - 08:23 am 0
  • Clyde15

    Good for her !! A knee in his crotch might have been a good afterthought.
    Anyway, you have NO chance pal.

    Dec 14th, 2015 - 09:23 am 0
  • Brasileiro

    The Brazilian extreme right as well as extremely corrupt is extremely rude. They think that engulfed the king's crown and think they should be served by the people, instead of serving.

    Senator José Serra (picture) received millions of dollars from Chevron to defend the interests of the North American company in the pre-salt.

    A senator of the Republic of Brazil defending foreign interests!

    The corruption of government opponents has no limits! He deserved a rifle shot in the middle of the head, a glass of wine was little!

    Dec 14th, 2015 - 10:23 am 0
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