Sarah Palin is not the first of the VP nominees to be caught with foot firmly in mouth. You guessed, gaffe-prone Joe Biden did the honors by citing Palin’s appearance as the characteristic which distinguished the two VP picks. But Barack Obama seemed to enjoy the yucks as well. Still, he didn’t call Palin “sweetie” as he did a newswoman earlier in the year.
This raises two points. First, to the extent some women aren’t angry enough over the Hillary Clinton snub more of this sort of thing may push them over the edge. Second, Biden is a gift to Palin — as John pointed out, more likely to embarrass his ticket than she hers. A few more of these and Palin will, by comparison, look like the seasoned pro and the model of discretion.