Chuck Todd at MSNBC just got through suggesting that the choice of Sarah Palin for VP could demobilize Joe Biden as the Democrats’ attack dog, particularly in the televised debates. This would be a big blow to Democrats, who finally found someone who could deliver an uppercut with a smile. They’ve been boasting for days they will kick butt in the debates. Not going to happen if his opponent is a girl, Todd suggests. Sounds way too Machiavellian, but think about it: remember how Obama was forced to walk on eggshells so as not to be seen “bullying” poor Hillary during those excruciating forums?

What a brilliant twist! The party that has to constantly prove it has the stones to run the country, now faces a Republican opposition that seems all too capable of playing the gender card to win this election. And who said Karl Rove was day old bread?