Friday, September 19, 2008

SnowJob SquareGlasses

When my kids were younger, they were into a series of books about a guy named Captain Underpants. An e-mail went around among us PTA moms about a site where you can generate your own personal Captain Underpants character name. Mine was Zippy Bubblepants. Now, of course, we are more sophisticated and have Spongebob Squarepants.

So, as a society we are getting pretty good at coming up with these cute little names. One of the better ones comes from Charles Blow in the NY Times. In an Op-Ed piece called "Lipstick Bungle," he refers to Sarah Palin as SnowJob SquareGlasses (what, he couldn't fit 'pants' in there somewhere? He just didn't try hard enough).

We're grown-ups now, so we really should put name-calling aside. But it really works, as Blow blasts McCain for picking Palin as his running mate:

"Mr. McCain ... you have admitted that the economy is not your forte, so you could have used a running mate with some financial chops. (Remember Mitt Romney?) But no. Who did you pick? SnowJob SquareGlasses whose financial credentials include running Wasilla into debt, listing (but not selling) a plane on EBay and flip-flopping on a bridge to wherever. In fact, when it comes to real issues in general, she may prove to be a liability."

Blow also derides Republican attempts to claim criticism of Palin as sexist, mentioning that this is the same party whose delegates on the floor of their convention were wearing buttons like “Hoosiers for the hot chick”?

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