Obama added that "it is not going to be easy ... John McCain has a compelling biography, you know Sarah Palin is an interesting story."
The crowd booed.
"No, she’s new!" Obama said. "She hasn’t been on the scene, you know, she’s got five kids and my hat goes off to anybody who’s looking after five. I’ve got two and they tire Michelle and me out!"
Well, what a tough little lady Palin is! Doesn't she know it would be easier if she'd just get her ass back in the kitchen?
Tammy Bruce has some excellent commentary on the misogynist Obama:
Outrageous. Actually, without devolving into too much body language issues here, even Obama is uncomfortable with what he's about to do. Notice he puts his hand up to ostensibly scratch his face, but is actually covering it. And remember also, we've learned he uses teleprompters at these events, so that slur was not off-the-cuff, it was written and planned and he delivered it, consciously.
Here's a Newsflash for Barry and his mob--anyone who is going to laugh at that wasn't going to vote for McCain anyway. And anyone who is on the fence and leaning toward the McCain/Palin ticket will be as offended by those remarks as I am. Women are abandoning Obama because they don't like what they've seen and heard for the past 18 months. They especially don't like the arrogant, sexist mockery Obama provides which doesn't even remotely pass as a discussion of the "issues." Perhaps he was hoping Hillary would smear Gov. Palin. Now it's left for The One himself to continue the slur and burn approach which is losing him this election.
If we take Obama at his word that he was just using a colloquialism and didn't mean any insult to Palin, it is still quite noteworthy that he would make such an easily misconstrued statement. Obama MUST know that he is on thin ice with women... What would possess him to put his foot so far down his throat.
One must consider that it is fortunate that he would make such a mistake now, with Sarah Palin, rather than after January, sitting across the table from Ahmadinejad or Medvedev.