Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon, along with her husband and children, headed World Wrestling Entertainment through the peak of its misogynistic, homophobic heyday in the ’90s. That’s not to mention the multiple deaths and destroyed lives associated with rampant steroid use, a practice supported up by the WWE. Nation sportswriter Dave Zirin spoke with Exploded View’s Bill Dwight to ask why McMahon’s career in destructive entertainment doesn’t disqualify her from the Senate, or any public office.

—Steven Hsieh