Hypocrites, Pit Bulls and Republican B.S.

"What I said is not necessarily what I meant."

I understand the issues, I understand and appreciate the enormity of the challenge we face from radical Islamic extremism. I am prepared. I am prepared. I need no on-the-job training. I wasn’t a mayor for a short period of time. I wasn’t a governor for a short period of time.

~ John McCain 10/21/07

McCain was talking about Mitt Romney then.  He’s talking about Sarah Palin now.

Something else I was thinking about this morning.

Republicans have damn near wetting themselves over Sarah Palin.  She’s pro-life but she hunts and kills animals (huh?).  She’s a gun nut.  She’s a member of the NRA.  She’s not some namby-pamby prissy-ass Democrat.  She’s a rough, tough, polar bear kilin’ “pitbull with lipstick.”

Anybody wanna try and put some lipstick on me?

"Anybody wanna try and put some lipstick on me?"

Is that really a flattering comparison?

Pit bulls kill a 4 month old

Two pit bulls have mauled a 4-month-old girl in her north Las Vegas home.

Police say the child’s grandmother was baby-sitting at the time. The grandmother was hospitalized with injuries she received, as she tried to protect her granddaughter.

Police say the dogs were in the backyard and entered the home by bursting through a screen door. Officers shot and killed both animals. link

Deputies kill 2 pit bulls mauling Wash. woman

SEATAC, Wash. —King County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed two pit bull dogs that were mauling a 71-year-old woman in Seatac.

The sheriff’s office says the woman was still being mauled in a driveway Monday when a deputy arrived and quickly pulled his gun. The other dog had run off but was shot by another deputy.

The woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with bite wounds from her legs to her head. Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. John Urquhart says the woman is listed in serious condition.

The attack happened several blocks from where the dogs lived. Animal Control officers talked to the owner and confiscated two other pit bulls from the home. link

Girl, 4, critically hurt by pit bull on Northwest Side

A 4-year-old girl is listed in critical condition in Children’s Memorial Hospital after being mauled by a pit bull on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

The girl was playing with the dog in the backyard of an apartment building in the 3500 Block of West Cortland Street at about 7:30 p.m. Friday. The pit bull suddenly attacked the girl and bit her several times for unknown reasons, said Amina Greer, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Police Department.

The dog and the girl both live at the building, but the girl’s parents are not the owners, police said. link

Man mauled by 3 pit bulls in suburban Rochester

CHILI, N.Y. – Three pit bulls attacked a 70-year-old pedestrian in a Rochester suburb early Friday, knocking him over, biting him around the head and forcing passing motorists to use their vehicles to shield him from further harm.

The victim, Thomas Tziatzou, needed surgery for wounds to his face, had an ear bitten off and suffered other injuries to his neck, arms and legs, said sheriff’s spokesman Cpl. John Helfer. He was listed in satisfactory condition at a hospital.

Tziatzou was attacked while walking along a street in the suburb of Chili at about 5 a.m. A motorist told police he initially thought the dogs were pulling a garbage bag from the curb, then realized it was a person, Helfer said. link

Staten Island Man, Mauled by Pit Bulls, Dies

Henry Piotrowski, the 90-year-old man who was mauled by a neighbor’s pit bulls on Staten Island last month, died on Sunday. The Advance reports his death “means prosecutors are almost certain to pursue more serious criminal charges against the dogs’ owners, and has spurred renewed calls for a ban on the breed. ” Neighbors had apparently called to complain about the dogs before, and one who witnessed the attack said Piotrowski was essentially being “eaten alive.” The niece of the victim, a World War II veteran who spent the past six weeks in intensive care and had his leg amputated, said, “Uncle Hank’s legacy is whatever changes to the law happen because of this. I understand the police are busy. But when people call over five months saying there’s a problem, something should be done.” link

I don’t think pit bulls are cute. With or without lipstick. Trying to make a joke of a breed of dog that has its share of “issues” isn’t all that funny.

I couldn’t find any news accounts of pigs with or without lipstick mauling or killing anyone.