Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I Don't Think She'll Cry

From the Weekly Standard:

A nervous young McCain staffer took it upon himself to explain to Palin the facts of life in a national campaign, the intense scrutiny she'd be under from the media, the viciousness of the assault that she'd be facing, etc.:

Palin: "Thanks for the warning. By the way, do you know what they say the difference is between a hockey mom and a Pit Bull?"

McCain aide: "No, Governor."

Palin: "A hockey mom wears lipstick."

I think the Obama supporters think they are still dealing with Hillary, who got all teary-eyed when people were mean to her. Nobody, but nobody, made Margaret Thatcher cry.


Queenie said...

Well, apart from her daughter, who ended up totally estranged from her. The key to Thatcher was that if you flirted with her, she would have a soft spot for you and let you away with stuff. She had the softest spot for Dennis her husband. I don't see the same kind of sweetheart stuff going on with Todd.

I actually think Ms Palin is scarier than the Baroness, and as an Irish person that's saying something. BTW, my friend found your blog, love the writing, mind if I link to it

Sweating Through fog said...


Thanks for your comments, and of course you can link to me.

Despite Sarah's extraordinary speech, one speech does not a Thatcher make. Thatcher was a nation-changing politician, and people like that don't come along very often. Besides, I don't know of any American politician, with the possible exception of Bill Clinton, who would survive their first question time.