Monday, September 8, 2008
PIT BULLS AND LIPSTICK
Gov. Sarah Palin said the difference between a pit bull and hockey moms is lipstick. I’m not going to sit here and act like I’m oblivious to where Gov. Palin was coming from. I know Gov. Palin was referring to the tenacity of a pit bull and a hockey mom, and was not comparing herself or other women to a dog. But just think if Michelle Obama would have made such a reference. The media would have been outraged, going on and on about how mean she is. And, there’s no doubt the conversation would have reverberated back to Rev. Wright. It’s obvious Gov. Palin is the darling of the media and all critical questions or comments are off limits. On the other hand, Michelle Obama is viewed by the media as a tough woman, and all questions or comments are fair game. Both women have children and a husband. Both women have successful careers. Both women are outspoken about their views. So why is the treatment by the media so different when it comes to these two women? I’ll let the readers of this blog give their opinion. Should be interesting when I read the comments.