Some of the listeners to my nationally-syndicated talk radio show were rather surprised there wasn’t an old-fashioned throw down after a foul-mouthed comedian insulted Sarah Sanders at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Michelle Wolf unloaded a nasty torrent of insults as the crowd of journalists cheered and guffawed. But Ms. Sanders was as cool as a cucumber.
“I’m never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” Wolf shrieked. “Is it Sarah Sanders, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Is it Cousin Huckabee? Is it Auntie Huckabee Sanders? Like, what’s Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women?”
Then, came the body shaming.
“I actually really like Sarah. I think she’s very resourceful. She burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies. It’s probably lies,” she said.
Ms. Sanders was the epitome of grace and class.
But to be honest with you – I know a good-many ladies who might’ve had a “come to Jesus” moment right there on the stage.
And one of my callers from Gadsden, Alabama – agreed with my assessment.
“As a Southern woman, yes – you are correct,” said Miss Jody from Gadsden. “The hoops would’ve come off and the hair would’ve went up.”
Like many Americans, Miss Jody said she was appalled after the White House Correspondents Association refused to apologize to Ms. Sanders.
“For a woman to sit up there and say, ‘I got f***** — I fell out. I literally had to turn it off because it was so vulgar,” she said.
Granted, Ms. Sanders would never resort to fighting back – being a good church-going Christian and all – but it sure would’ve been one heck of a thing to see. And Miss Jody agreed.
“As a Christian…I’m saved by grace, but I would’ve took my hoops off, took my shoe and popped her in the head and walked off,” she declared.
Of course, Ms. Sanders would never do something like that — being a good Christian lady.