Thursday, October 02, 2008

VP Debate Highlight

Today remains Thursday, 2 October 2008.

PALIN: And, speakin' of that qualifiedcation thing, I look like Barbie. Only I'm not blond and I blink lots.

BIDEN: Governor, I knew Barbie, and you, ma'am, are no Barbie.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Nancy said...

Obviously you are not above making comment on of people's personal appearances. I am disappointed. Physical beauty does not equal stupidity. And, yes, I have a sense of humor.

You purport to be a person who comments on matters of substance. Again, obviously not.

7:06 AM  
Anonymous skipper said...

Come on, Nancy, that was funny. You need to prod your sense of humor a little.

A reference to Barbie is not a reference to real physical beauty, but to an empty-headed and artificial attractiveness. She's a plastic doll, okay? I didn't take HH's comment to be about Barbie's -- er, Sarah's -- looks, but about her lack of qualification.

I somehow think HH is intelligent enough not to equate physical beauty with stupidity. And I hope he has enough taste to not consider Sarah Palin beautiful.

Anyway, I enjoyed the Lloyd Bentsen joke.

1:16 PM  
Blogger HH said...

My response is near the end of Friday's column.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Hey Skipper -

Excuse the hell out of ME! I did not think LL's comment about Sarah Palin's physical appearance was funny. That is my opinion and don't insist that my opinion is any less valid than yours. I took his comment to refer to her physical appearance and not to her intellect. Sorry that I did not view the joke as you did. I viewed and interpreted it from my perspective. And, no, I don't know that LL is intelligent enough to not equate physical beauty with stupidity. His comments are, much of the time, quite extreme. Who knows what he may really think? However, he has that right. And, I do have a good and perceptive sense of humor. Sorry you feel the need to criticize me in that way, too.

9:21 AM  
Blogger HH said...

For the record.

I believe there is no such thing as "physical beauty", in an absolute sense. There are only individual perceptions of what is beautiful, often and unfortunately impacted by the norms and socializations imposed by various forms of community.

What I really think? Granted, until I escaped from high and achieved my majority, I did sometimes conceal and/or moderate my true views. Since that day, I either express exactly what I think, or maintain a brooding silence, which, of course, is usually a dead give away.

As to humour, it is also in the eye of the beholder.

I commend you for being so forthright and thoughtful in your comments. It is, if I may say so, one indicator of a beautiful mind.

11:45 AM  

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