“He said FDR was on TV! He said he was shot at! Not criticizing him is sexist and unfair to Sarah Palin!”
- No, it’s not. HER words are HER responsibility. The “he did it too!” school of defense is – well, second-grade.
- Biden’s being “shot at” is not much of a news story in a year when Hillary Clinton made the same gaffe, but a) first and b) much more spectacularly. People don’t like to read the same basic story they’ve already heard about a gajillion times. Sorry.
- At least Biden has heard of FDR. He’s also heard of a lot more than that, like Supreme Court cases. Palin’s not getting flak for mixing her facts up; she’s getting flak for not knowing any facts to mix up.