Thursday, October 2

Joe Versus Sarah "The Volcano" Palin

The hot topic of the day seems to be the vice presidential debate. Yeah, I watched it. Did you watch it? Sadly, Sarah Palin did not entertain me nearly as much as I hoped she would. Except for when she called Obama and Biden “you guys.” And her sparkly flag pin.

What did entertain me was this: When I was at the gym earlier this evening, I saw a TV news segment about how Joe Biden would prepare to debate a woman.

Um. Seriously? Is this really something that needs special preparation? Why should debating a woman be any different than debating a man? I don’t recall any segments on how John McCain would prepare to debate a black man. I mean, really, WTF? Were they afraid Biden would stare at Palin’s cleavage? Or that if he disagreed with her, he would say she was just on her period? Or maybe, instead of shaking her hand afterward, he might slap her ass?

Sigh. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could focus more on the issues in this campaign and less on the gender of the candidates?


Courtney said...

I watched the first 45 minutes or so before we got tired and went to bed. It seemed to me that the candidates were much more civil to each other than McCain and Obama in last Friday's debate. I was wondering if that had anything to do with Palin being a woman.

Anonymous said...

Megan-this made me laugh. Thanks-Mary

jessie said...

The bit you wrote about what Biden might do without proper preperation made me laugh out loud. Nice work and if I were in the same state as you I would slap your ass for such an entertaining blog =)