It's been a couple of weeks since I've written anything about Sarah Palin. Truthfully, there really isn't much to write.
But I have to question something she said last week to Katie Couric that was broadcast today, and which she also said at a rally in Ohio.
She said she has been listening to Joe Biden's speeches since she was in the second grade.
The original comments came at an Ohio rally Monday, when Palin told the cheering crowd, "I'm looking forward to meeting [Biden] too, I've never met him before — but I've been hearing about his senate speeches since I was in, like the second grade."
Hmmm. My kids are pretty politically in tune, but I can guarantee you that when they were in the second grade they did not turn on C-SPAN II so they could listen to Senate speeches.
And somehow Palin just doesn't come across as that wonkish to me.
So this line was obviously inserted. Palin, 44, is clearly trying to take a swipe at the age of Biden, who is 66.
But I don't see how she wins on that at all. For one thing, the vice President only becomes President if the President doesn't finish his term. And Obama is 47. For another thing, if Biden, at 66 is old, then what about John McCain, who is six years older than Biden?
It is true that Biden and McCain are statistically speaking more likely to not make it through the next four years than are Obama and Palin. But put it this way-- suppose that in the next four years McCain and Biden both go to meet their maker. In that case, would you rather have elected this year's Democratic ticket, or this year's Republican ticket?