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Mama Grizzly anatomy lesson

Do Mama Grizzlies have cojones?

It was rather startling to hear Sarah Palin, Mama Grizzly in chief, accusing President Obama of lacking that uniquely male accoutrements. "Jan Brewer has the cojones that our president does not have" to tack illegal immigration, Palin told Fox News Sunday, referring to the female governor of Arizona.

Leave aside the disrespectful tone toward Obama. I don’t see how it helps put another crack in that glass ceiling to have a female politician equating testicles with toughness. It’s the opposite, really, of the Mama Grizzly trope -- fierceness as a female characteristic. I don’t want to make too much of this -- sometimes an offhand reference to cojones is just an offhand reference to cojones -- but I do hope Palin doesn’t make this a standard part of her repertoire.

By Ruth Marcus  | August 2, 2010; 4:53 PM ET
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"....but I do hope Palin doesn’t make this a standard part of her repertoire."

Just as I hope that quoting every drool bubble that drips from Ms.Palin's lip would not become a standard part of the Washington Post repertoire. Oh, too late.

How is this news? Applying the "man bites dog" standard, new would be if Ms.Palin said something intelligent or thoughtful.

Posted by: martymar123 | August 2, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

"....but I do hope Palin doesn’t make this a standard part of her repertoire."

Just as I hope that quoting every drool bubble that drips from Ms.Palin's lip would not become a standard part of the Washington Post repertoire. Oh, sorry, too late.

How is this news? Applying the "man bites dog" standard, news would be if Ms.Palin said something intelligent or thoughtful.

Posted by: martymar123 | August 2, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Love Palin's cajones in using the word cajones

Posted by: sodakhic | August 2, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

I know obama has done nothing to earn my respect. Therefore, not a problem.

Posted by: zaks | August 3, 2010 6:22 AM | Report abuse

I'm somewhat happy that Sarah Palin scares liberals so bad that they are reduced to articles like this. On the other hand, I wish they would consider just once that half the nation is firmly sided with Ms. Palin based on ideas, ideals, beliefs, and values.
Alas, they cannot, and are reduced to insults, contempt, and sometimes, incoherence.
"Balls", or the Spanish word for them, is well-known vernacular for steadfast bravery and the ability to take necessary action in challenging situations.
Everybody knows that. Even silly Ruth Marcus.
Ms. Palin and Gov. Brewer have balls. "In spades".
Hey Marcus - want to call me "racist" for using "in spades?"
Probably.

Posted by: jimj1s | August 3, 2010 6:31 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin injects some much-needed testosterone into the debate. Obama lives with his mother-in-law. He was raised by his grandmother. P-W'd much? Of course Palin's right - Obama will never do anything the oligarchs don't tell him to do - such as defending American citizens from invaders. It really explains the bowing and curtseying, the traitorous apologizing, and of course, the radical marxism. The fact is that the liberal fascists have no testosterone. They fight like girls.

Posted by: doctorfixit | August 3, 2010 6:32 AM | Report abuse

"Leave aside the disrespectful tone toward Obama"? Are you F-ing kidding me? Were you ALIVE during the eight years of the Bush Administration. Are you really this delusional? Disrespectful tone toward this P.O.S.?
He's on the VIEW. When he's not reading what other people wrote on his Teleprompters, he sounds like he's doing a Ste n Fetch it routine at a Comedy Club. He hasn't EARNED any respect. He's a Narcissist with a GOD COMPLEX, and the only people that HE respects, are his MARXIST, COMMUNIST, ANARCHIST, RACIST, JEW HATING, Mentors.
So, please, S.T.F.U. Ruthie. As a JEW, you should know better. Or maybe you HAVE to tow the line? You wouldn't want one of his 'FRIENDS' - Khalid Rashidi, or Louis Farrakhan, or the Black Panthers coming round your house at night, would you?
Typical American Jew. A USEFULL IDIOT in her own destruction. Giving COVER to this MUSLIM BOY who would be KING.
Idiot.

Posted by: GoomyGommy | August 3, 2010 8:14 AM | Report abuse

What a silly article.

I hope this isn't an actual journolist-approved effort, kinda weak.

Posted by: standard_guy | August 3, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

President Obama:
"kick some ass"
"all wee-weed up"
middle finger at Hillary and McCain

Every liberal on the planet:
"teabaggers"

Jessie Jackson:
Referring to Obama: "cut his nuts off"

Joe Biden:
"Big F^(#ing deal"

I could go on and on.

Posted by: ThisJustIn | August 3, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Ms Marcus,

i LOL AT the DIMocRATS who (like YOU) carp, whine, complain & whimper about the comments made about our LIAR-in-CHIEF, BHO.
(how many "insulting comments" did you make about the TWO POTUS who are named "Bush"?)

we "regular Americans" often make "insulting comments" aboout BHO (& the Congressional DIMocRATS!) because he is:
1. a WEAKLING,
2. UNCONCERNED about "people in flyover country" (read rural residents),
3. DISRESPECTFUL of the opinions of people who are NOT "of the elites" & that "work with our hands",
4. an ANTISEMITE,
5. a SELF-impressed FOOL,
6. a CROOK
and
7. UNCARING about the opinions/values/needs of "middle class " & "working class" Americans.
(for example, 70% of Americans wanted NO "Obamacare", period. end of story. - the RULERS thought they "know what's best for you" & passed it anyway! - as a result, we "regular people" will "get our pound of flesh" for THAT stupid decision on 02NOV10 & in 2012, as well.)


we "regular people" just want BHO & every other elitist LIBERAL & DIMocRAT G-O-N-E, GONE from our government FOREVER!
(furthermore, we couldn't care LESS what the "ruling class" of the Northeast/Left Coast think/want/care about, as we generally think that they are "NUTS".)

in about 3 months, we will OUST the whole bunch. ===> should you see any of the "DIMocRAT leaders", tell them to start "polishing their resume", as they are to shortly be either "UNEMPLOYED" or IRRELEVANT & "out of power".

just my opinion.

yours, TN46
coordinator, CCTPP

Posted by: texasnative46 | August 3, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

She means that he has no (golf) BALLS!

Posted by: kenek | August 3, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

By my count of the 12 responses, really 11 cause Martymar123 thought what he had to say was so-o-o-o important, it was posted twice.

So let's go with 11 responses. So far the score is Palin 10, Obama 1. Looks real bad so I'll give Marty his 2 ... Palin 10, Obama 2 And this in a left leaning newspaper.

Posted by: IGotAComment | August 3, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

New study shows that each Sarah Palin Tweet causes decrease in reader’s IQ.

Read this article, it is HYSTERICAL.

http://www.dailygoat.com/?p=1821

Posted by: eye95 | August 3, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

IGotAComment: Your tally is proof that Palinbots love reading about Palin using words like cojones, and that no one else cares.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | August 3, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Studies show that 99.9% of the Republican / Tea Bagger morons posting here are closet bonesmokers. Please, for all of our sakes, go away, bonesmokers. Just go away.

Posted by: loco_joko | August 3, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

So many of the anti OB comments repeat the same tired and inaccurate comments. Is he REALLY a fascist, comunist anti-semite, Go sow your hate somewhere else, lovers of Hateful Hanity, Boobsie, Baby Beck and Loopy Limbaugh.

Posted by: brandon | August 4, 2010 7:07 AM | Report abuse

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