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Palin Steals Hockey Mom Joke from John Hagee?

10/05/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Chris Rodda Senior Research Director, Military Religious Freedom Foundation; Author, 'Liars For Jesus'

Hockey mom Sarah Palin got a great reaction during her convention speech with an unscripted joke (which she also used somewhere else the day before) addressed to her fellow hockey moms. Noticing the "Hockey Mom" signs being waved in the audience, Palin quipped:

"You know, they say, the difference between a hockey Mom and a pitbull?... Lipstick!"

Where did she get this line? It couldn't have been adapted from the sexist comments of John Hagee, the "spiritual advisor" whose endorsement John McCain was forced to renounce after his heinous anti-semitic statements and his calling the Catholic Church the "great whore" came to light, (causing McCain the evangelical vote worries that made him have to pick someone like Palin), could it?

In a particularly demeaning to women part of his book, What Every Man Wants in a Woman, Hagee wrote:

"Do you know the difference between a woman with PMS and a snarling Doberman pinscher? The answer is lipstick."

Hmmm... mighty similar...