I’m really thinking that all this fuss over Sarah Palin is doing more to distract us all from the real issues in this election than it really brings to it. I even made the following comment to an earlier posting here because I didn’t want to make another full blog post about her.

I really don’t want to make yet another post about Sarah Palin (I’ve gotten too carried away already) so I’ll tack on another comment to this one.

The best catchphrase that sums up the choice of Palin as McCain’s veep is Rodeo Clown. I first heard it listening to Scott Leffler’s radio show. He said it and I immediately knew exactly what it meant.

A Rodeo Clown is someone whose job is to attract attention and divert it away from the real action. In this case, Palin is the clown, McCain is the cowboy and we’re the bull. We’re being duped as we are distracted away from the real issues by discussing Palin. It only helps that she’s pretty, a woman and controversial.

Of course, this all came up while discussing the “Lipstick on a Pig” comments and how the McCain supporters are trying to make it a slur on Palin. Once again, direct our attention to the Rodeo Clown…

But I saw a cartoon from the Washington Post by Ann Telnaes and have to share it