When Sarah Palin joked about herself and her fellow hockey moms as pit bulls with lipstick, she may have revealed more than she intended. She made it sound a compliment—portraying herself and her peers as ordinary mothers who look good but are tough, tenacious, and defend their family at any cost. But do we really want a potential President whose prime trait is an eagerness to go for your throat at any pretext? We already have that: Dick Cheney.
Read the rest of it here. Consistent with our observation that the problem is not pit bulls but unleashed pit bulls, perhaps Governor Palin needs to be leashed. Or, perhaps, she should be turned loose in Prospect Park or Central Park during off-leash hours for a fight-to-the-death with the liberal dog owners.
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This morning at 6:55, two small unleashed were around the south side of the lake. An hour later, there were two large unleashed dogs at, respectively, Terrace Bridge and Binen Bridge.
On the way, as usual we heard lots of yapping on the Peninsula and the Nethermead. At the Nethermead, it sounded like an owner was trying to break up a dog fight. You’ll occasionally hear vacuous nonsense from supposed “animal behaviorists” that only unhappy dogs bark, and since off-leash dogs are happy, they don’t bark. They do. One revealing posting on the New York Times blog a couple of weeks ago, by an anti-leash partisan, asserted that according to the DOPR dog walkers are the second largest group of park users—next to recreational walkers. Said another way, the DOPR admits that more people come to the park to take a walk without dogs than with them. So our question is: why must it be that every single morning of the year, walkers who come to the park for some quiet time must instead be subjected to the sound of yapping dogs?