This morning I did what I do every morning. Hit the snooze bar too many times, finally look over at the clock, sit bolt upright and say, “Crap!” Then there’s a crazy flight-of-the-bumblebee dance as Leif gets ready for work and I get Thing 1 breakfasted, dressed, and ready for school.
Because I’m a news junkie, I can find at least thirty seconds in there to check the headlines on Twitter. Where I saw a lot of people upset with Tucker Carlson for a comment he made about Sarah Palin: “Palin’s popularity falling in Iowa, but maintains lead to become supreme commander of Milfistan.”
MILF has become common vernacular, and even though it’s technically an acronym for Mom I’d Like to Fornicate with (ok, the F is for something else … I’ll leave it at that), I take it to mean nothing more than hot mama. The term might be crass, but Sarah Palin is a very pretty lady, and I don’t have a problem acknowledging that.
I would be offended if Carlson had indicated that Palin’s slippage in the Iowa polls was because she was a pretty face and nothing more, but I just don’t see that. I see a dude that has put his foot in his mouth before (Remember when he said Michael Vick should be executed?) doing it again.
Carlson tried, in a funny and contemporary way, to say, “Palin might be falling in the polls, but at least she’s still pretty.” I’ve had more than one friend look at me after I’ve said something really dumb or been dealt a blow and said, “Aw, Honey, you’re so pretty.”
It’s meant to be silly. It’s not to be taken seriously. Carlson may have used a tasteless word that many take offense to, but he’s not a woman-bashing misogynist. He just has a chronic case of word-vomit.