First, just watch the video. All the way to the end.
I know Alaska is part of these United States, but how ignorant of racism is Sarah Palin? It is almost as surreal to watch as John McCain singing “bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” to a Beach Boys tune! Before she can lead America, she needs to understand that Real America is made up of many different cultures. And what works as a long-standing line to a “knock-knock type” joke by African Americans is used as a slam by whites to demonstrate how ignorant and inarticulate Blacks are.
For those of us who perhaps did not grow up in the ’60s-’70s when Black culture was taking hold, the joke goes something like this:
“Hey man, Joe was looking for you.”
Hey man, I was getting it on with Joe last night”
“Yeah? Joe who?”
The sign was not cute, adorable or in any way clever. It was racist. By not really knowing that, Sarah Palin has once again demonstrated her inability to learn and lead.