Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann apparently live rent-free in Bill Maher’s misogynistic head.
On Monday, the vile so-called comedian appeared on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” and attacked both Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann using his trademark profanity.
“If you had a choice, gun to your head, which one is it? Palin or Bachmann?” Morgan asked Maher.
“I would need a gun to my head,” Maher said, adding, “I hope Sarah Palin gets in so that they split the MILF vote.”
Billy Hallowell writes at The Blaze:
MILF, a filthy acronym, is used to describe attractive mothers and what one might want to do with them (we will stop ourselves there, but if you’re looking for a comprehensive definition, Google the term).
But Maher was just getting started. He continued:
But I guess Bachmann, I don’t know. Who could say? Because, at least she’s somebody who can read. You know, she has a job. She was a lawyer. She’s in Congress. She’s not someone who just sits there and reads the prayers on her Blackberry like Sarah Palin. I mean, you know, we’re splitting hairs here. [Emphasis added]
Morgan, being the good Democrat-media operative he is, had a good laugh over Maher’s comments.
Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters notes:
More importantly, MSNBC indefinitely suspended Mark Halperin last month for calling President Obama a d–k. Isn’t this worse, or is all fair when it’s directed at a conservative woman?
But standards apparently do not apply to people like Bill Maher.
Morgan then asked if Palin could actually win in 2012. Maher managed to inject race in his response:
Absolutely. Yes. People who say this one is a joke, or this one is a joke. I remember when I was twelve years old in 1968 and Ronald Reagan was first considering running for president, and I remember what a joke that was. Ronald Reagan? You mean the “Bedtime for Bonzo” guy? Well, I think he did become president. Yes, absolutely, because if she could get the nomination, and anything can happen with, I mean, this Republican Party is not your father’s Republican Party. Somewhere along the line they got on a short bus to Crazy Town, and if someone gets the nomination of one of the two major parties, especially in a bad economy with a black president, yeah, she could become president.
Mysogyny and sexism seem to be the rage in the 2012 election, as Hallowell observes:
Maher’s comments come one day after a Washington Post columnist claimed that Palin cannot be taken seriously as a presidential candidate due to the clothing she wears on the current cover of Newsweek. Additionally, last week an aide to Tim Pawlenty said that Bachmann’s “sex appeal” would make her tough to beat in Iowa.
Although one expects Maher to use hateful, sexist, off-color remarks, Morgan’s response shows a remarkable lack of professionalism.
Does CNN now approve of sexist profanity provided the target is a conservative woman?
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