Palin Steals Hockey Mom Joke from John Hagee?
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Thu Sep 04, 2008 at 01:35:21 AM EST

Hockey mom Sarah Palin got a great reaction during her convention speech with an unscripted joke (which she also used somewhere the day before) addressed to her fellow hockey moms. Noticing the "Hockey Mom" signs being waved in the audience, Palin quipped:

"You know, they say, the difference between a hockey Mom and a pitbull? Lipstick!"

Where did she get this line? It couldn't have been adapted from the sexist comments of John Hagee, the "spiritual advisor" whose endorsement John McCain was forced to renounce after his heinous anti-semitic statements and his calling the Catholic Church the "great whore" came to light, (causing McCain the evangelical vote worries that made him have to pick someone like Palin), could it?

In a particularly demeaning to women part of his book, What Every Man Wants in a Woman, Hagee wrote:

"Do you know the difference between a woman with PMS and a snarling Doberman pinscher? The answer is lipstick."

Hmmm... mighty similar...




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Listening to after speech commentary, I heard the joke described as ad libbed.

Not exactly...

by Frederick Clarkson on Thu Sep 04, 2008 at 02:31:26 AM EST

As all speakers at the RNC (perhps not Gooliani though), she read from SCRIPT.


by Ga on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 03:14:00 PM EST
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...in her prepared speech, a transcript of which was available on the RNC website. She had used the joke at another event a day or two earlier at which it apparently went over well, so she threw it in during her RNC speech when the alleged hockey moms in the audience started waving their allegedly homemade "Hockey Mom" signs.

by Chris Rodda on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 04:18:32 PM EST
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