Why Is Sarah Palin Talking About Barack Obama’s Balls?

Fresh off his gabfest with the girls last week on “The View,” Sarah Palin is taking a stab at the president’s masculinity. Appearing on “Fox News Sunday” yesterday, she said Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has “the cojones” — Spanish for “balls” — that President Barack Obama “does not have” to deal with illegal immigration. Arizona, as you surely remember, recently passed strict immigration laws which “would make the failure to carry immigration documents a crime and give the police broad power to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally,” according to The New York Times.It’s not Palin’s politics on this one that I object to; it’s her gender policing. Saying the president doesn’t have any “cojones” is shorthand for saying he’s a sissy who won’t protect us. Why does politics always have to turn into a big d**k contest where women (except for moose hunters like Mrs. P) inherently won’t win? Just weeks ago, two Colorado politicians sniped at each other’s genders: the female candidate said the male candidate wasn’t “man enough” for the job and he said voters should elect him because “I do not wear high heels.” The exchange just made them both look childish. Stop acting like kids in the 7th grade boys’ locker room, people, and just grow up. [Washington Post]