EARHARDT: “Why did you decide to write an op-ed on this, saying it is okay to say a woman is not likable?"
MARKOWICZ: "Absolutely. If you want to be in the game of politics, you have to have a thick skin. People will say bad things about you. Likability is a factor in politics. It's ridiculous to imagine women are immune from that. And I actually think it is sexist to imagine that women can't be called unlikable. They have the same likability or unlikabilty as men, some women are likable, some are not."