The joke was not (IMHO) and attack on Palin as some have suggested. I mean, your supposed to think "well a hockey mom and a pit bull are really really tough so how are they different" and then he surprises you with the line about how yummy dogs are. That's how it's supposed to work, a non sequitor that makes light of some recent buzz.
But there is a problem. The subject is bizarre and distasteful to most Americans. Eating dogs is not considered a light or joking matter. In the US, eating dogs is quasi taboo. He wrote about it in his book so he can't disown it, but he really shouldn't call attention to it, that's not going to ingratiate him to anyone. Once again, IMHO. Your mileage may vary.
posted on 04/30/2012 5:28:57 AM PDT
(Who is John Galt?)
Excellent point....if you had done the coaching for the President, he might have pulled it off...but as he told it, it just sucked.
posted on 04/30/2012 5:33:12 AM PDT
(How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
Thanks for the explanation. In retrospect, it seems obvious. But for me, when I heard “hockey mom,” that converted immediately to Sarah Palin. Then the joke became Sarah Palin vs. a pit bull, and incomprehensible.
I thought much the same as you with the addendum that the dog joke was indicative of a very sophomoric sense of humor, more what I would expect from a high school or college student than from a 50 year-old man.
There is no adult in control in this administration, The manchild is surrounded by self-obsessed, elitist, young liberals. They think like college kids, they act like college kids, and they have demonstrated all the leadership and acumen of . . . college kids.
posted on 04/30/2012 5:53:37 AM PDT
(Anybody but Obama!!!!)
The joke is a play on Palin’s ‘08 acceptance speech, when she described herself as a hockey mom and then asked and answered what the difference was between a hockey mom and a pit bull—lipstick.
It was clearly a shot at Palin, but the original post misses the point by saying it was nonsensical—it was a turnaround of a well-known Palin quip.
But there is a problem. The subject is bizarre and distasteful to most Americans. Eating dogs is not considered a light or joking matter. In the US, eating dogs is quasi taboo. He wrote about it in his book so he can't disown it, but he really shouldn't call attention to it, that's not going to ingratiate him to anyone.
Even Michael Vick did not find it funny.
posted on 04/30/2012 6:35:47 AM PDT
by Go Gordon
(President Poverty - President Downgrade - President Food Stamp - President Pantywaist - B. H. Obama)
The joke was not (IMHO) and attack on Palin as some have suggested.
Oh yeah it was. He set up the joke with a comment about Palin.
posted on 04/30/2012 10:02:45 PM PDT
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