According to Sarah Palin, President Obama didn’t have the cojones to handle the illegal immigrant issue like Arizona governor Jan Brewer.
One could say it took cojones to do what Sarah Palin did.
These little Palinisms are nothing new. Remember when she wrote a note to herself on her hand?
When she went to read from her palm, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace asked, “Can I just ask you what you have written on your hand?”
Her response, “Three-point-eight-trillion dollars over the next 10 years.”
That was low-key compared to the latest interview where once again on Fox News Sunday, the former Alaska governor said, “Jan Brewer has the cojones our President doesn’t have. If our own President will not enforce a federal law, more power to Jan Brewer.”
And that left a lot of people asking, what?
“The cojones,” Palin said.
The criticism comes amid heated debate over Arizona’s controversial new immigration law, which took effect last week. Although a federal appeals court blocked some of the most contentious aspects of the measure, Brewer has said she has no intention of backing down.
Palin praised the Arizona Governor’s attitude: “Brewer, bless her heart, she’s going to do all that she can to continue down the litigation path to allow secure borders.”
But back to the cojones. It’s what people are talking about from coast to coast, and now it seems to be on the tips of so many peoples’ tongues.
Linguists say it’s not a dirty word, just a vulgar one.
But if you think Palin is the first to say it, then you might want to think again.
“Frankly, this is not cojones, this is cowardice,” said former U-N Ambassador Madeleine ALbright as she mocked Cuban air force pilots who shot down another plane piloted by exiles.
Author Robert Dallek said former President John F. Kennedy, Junior used the word in a taped conversation about foreign service staff.
Journalist Bob Woodward wrote that former President George W. Bush used the word to praise former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
PETA or People for the Ethical Treatment of ANimals, has a poster with Mickey Rourke saying, “have the cojones to fix your dog.”
And who could forget James Carville’s comparison of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama? He wanted to know who was tougher and said, “if she gave him one of her cojones, they’d both have two.”
By the way, President Obama turns 49 years old today.