As the nation already agreed while you were in the bathroom, the highlight of Sarah Palin's acceptance speech last Wednesday was her no-holds-barred, irreverent wisecrack on the topic of national security and the economy in general…
"You know, they say, the difference between a Hockey Mom and a pit bull? Lipstick."
Whether you watched the speech from your foreclosed home or from a bunker in Iraq, you know you loved that joke. But, you're thinking, with all the time Palin spends mothering five children and applying for $197 million in federal earmarks, surely she can't have time to write her own jokes!
Right you are. So enter Pastor John Hagee…
Sarah Palin's now famous "lipstick" joke from her acceptance speech Wednesday night is generating lots of buzz in Democratic circles and the liberal blogosphere. Not because of how funny it was, but because of its similarity to another (in)famous one-liner delivered by controversial evangelical pastor John Hagee.
Hagee's joke, found in his book What Every Man Wants in a Woman, goes like this…
"Do you know the difference between a woman with PMS and a snarling Doberman pinscher? The answer is lipstick."
Now you might find it strange that Palin would lift a joke from a man who professed both that God sent Hurricane Katrina to stop a gay pride parade and that Hitler was put on Earth to herd the Jews to Israel. But you have to consider the situation.
Surely Palin wasn't going to let Joe Biden have all the plagiarizing fun in this campaign. And her running mate, John McCain, got on the Hagee bandwagon a full year ago, as part of his nationwide spree on right-wing demagogues.
So her humor source was an apt one, yet Palin must understand a simple fact before proceeding much further:
The basest levels of whoring out to Hagee are already reserved for Joe Lieberman.
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