Everyone's been chuckling over Obama's self-deprecating jokes about eating dogs. I guess they haven't noticed that Obama was also telling a vulgar, not to mention sexually degrading, joke at Sarah Palin's expense:
From the Secret Service to the Kardashians, everything was fair game at the annual White House Correspondents' dinner. But the featured item on the menu was dog ... jokes -- which figured, since Barack Obama's old admission to eating dog as a child was just recently revived as a campaign sideshow. "Last week we learned that the president's two favorite steaks are rib eye and seeing eye," cracked comedian Jimmy Kimmel, the evening's host.
But even Kimmel got a taste that it's tough to work a room better than the Obama himself. The president touched on Sarah Palin's recent hosting of "Today" to segue into the night's toughest line: "What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? A pit bull is delicious."
That, of course, echoes Palin's line from her 2008 convention speech: What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull? Lipstick! (rim shot). Very presidential, making jokes about how a dog "tastes better" than a woman. If you watch the video at the link, you will see that Obama says the word "delicious" with a little too much relish for my taste. Kind of reminds me of the time unofficial anti-bullying czar Dan Savage said he wanted to "f*** the sh** out of Rick Santorum." What a couple of closet cases. (I'll leave you to guess the nature of the closet).
It goes without saying that you never heard Reagan, Nixon or either of the Bushes making cracks like that. Can you imagine Reagan making sexual jokes about Geraldine Ferraro? Not only would he have been slammed as a chauvinist pig, but people would have wondered why he bothered. His ticket won the 1984 election, after all. Unless I missed something, I wasn't aware that Sarah Palin was running for president, or anything else, this year.
For all the talk about Obama's "cool," there's no denying that he is also an a**hole.