On Pitbulls with Lipstick

Mookie with Pink E-Collar Sans Lipstick

Mookie with Pink E-Collar Sans Lipstick

At the RNC last week,  beauty queen/hockey mom/Governor Palin started out with this:

“You know, they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull? Lipstick.”

I wondered if Mookie was offended being compared to the Republican VP nominee who was presumably referring to the stereotype of pitbills being vicious attack dogs.  Either image–the fight dog, or Sarah Palin sans lipstick– do not bode well for the pitbulls’ reputation.

I’ve written before on the loving nature of pitbulls, and this story shows that to be the case for even those who were forced to fight  and given a second chance. Based on my perception of who pitbulls are, a similarity to them would be the most endearing thing about Palin.  But she wasn’t talking about Mookie in lipstick.

The Huffington Post did a piece about other pissed-off pitbull guardians.

While Gov. Palin was not available for comment on the pitbull controversy, a spokesperson for the McCain-Palin ticket offered this official statement: “Gov. Palin does in fact have one thing in common with a pitbull: neither is capable of answering questions from reporters.”

However, Palin need not compare herself to a pitbull to be considered a frightening  choice for VP.  Seriously folks, this campaign has turned scary.

If we look at her views on  climate change, natural resource extraction, hunting, reproductive choice and education, or her belittlement of community organizing,  it’s all pretty horrifying.

Leave the pitbulls out of it.   But we’ve got a fight to win.  Yes We Can!

[Side questions:  What’s the deal with Matthew Scully, Dominion author and speechwriter for Palin and formerly for Bush?]

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~ by sangamithra on September 8, 2008.

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