When John McCain selected Sarah Palin as his running mate, one of the first thoughts that ran through my head was that surely this was Christmas in July (or more accurately, August) for those of us in the punditry and comedy biz. Even the mainstream media is having trouble keeping a straight face. Last night on the evening news, CBS’s Bob Schieffer referred to her as a “pistol-packin mama.” It’s just hard to resist, plenty of issues to take potshots at. But that in no way excuses Comedy Central’s blog for this post admiring her “gubenetorial knockers” and referring to her as a VPILF, which in case you are clueless as I am means Vice President I’d Like to F*ck.
As one comment posted to the blog said,
“(D)id you make fried chicken and watermelon jokes for Obama too? Probably not..but what this shows along with Hillary’s candidacy, is that its still a man’s world, and those men only think of one thing and view women as good for one thing.”
Once again, I would encourage you to comment on their blog and to write to Comedy Central and tell them you aren’t laughing.
Many thanks once again to Amee Chew for alerting us to this latest incident of media misogyny.