Let us call on the male world leaders of the world (I suppose “male” is a bit redundant here) to pull themselves together and lay off the comments about Sarah Palin’s looks. At a revolving door meet and greet with the band of Provincial Presidents this week, the leader of Pakistan for one called her “even more gorgeous” than he imagined—and I imagine he had conjured a pretty wild fantasy. Oh, that silly ‘ole Mr. Zardari!
This and other revealing details were reported in an article by The New York Times in its usual cheeky style, transcribing the brief conversations where Palin found herself forced to thank at least two dignitaries for their compliments on her looks. I can only hope that she was coached to be polite and deflect such ridiculousness, and that in the real world, she might have verbally shamed the men back into a conversation about oh, I don’t know, the world. But even these days with war waged in every corner, the U.S. economy collapsing, and most of the world living in poverty, what matters most is, apparently, how pretty the vice presidential candidate is.
Come on guys. I don’t like the woman’s politics, but your comments aren’t much better. And some of you should consider the fact that she might very well be the next vice president of the United States and thus in a position to be looking down and patting your bald heads and dazzling you with her lipstick as she annihilates your countries. That being said, I hope she and McCain lose the election in a crushing defeat. If not, look out boys: payback’s a bitch.