An editorial in today’s SF Chronicle nails it! I’ve had the same theory (which involves the mention of body parts) ever since the McCain/Palin affair began, but I didn’t want to embarrass Laura Beth on this blog.
You could replace the Tree of Good & Evil & its deadly fruit with a Sycamore (mentioned in the editorial) and the Veep nomination, & we’d have a Biblical parable. Oh, & change the Garden of Eden to Scottsdale, Arizona too. Wow–this is ripe for the picking…..
For further proof, I offer the following dialogue between a female friend who supports McCain & myself:
Friend: “We went to the Palin rally today in Reno!”
Me: “What was your impression of her?”
Friend: “She was so cute.”
Hearsay, I suppose, but I rest my case.
PS–From my legal experience (watching Law & Order PLUS Perry Mason), I think this is an example of hearsay.