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Glenn Beck: ‘Yapping’ Palin belongs in the kitchen

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While joking around on his radio show Wednesday, Fox News personality Glenn Beck addressed the idea that he and Sarah Palin should run for president together in 2012.

Beck apparently likes the idea of a Beck-Palin ticket, but a Palin-Beck ticket? Not so much.

“I was just thinking, what, I’m going to take a back seat to a chick?” Beck quipped, to laughter from the studio. “Go shoot a bear, make some stew, I’m hungry in here.”

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In an interview with Newsmax last week, Palin “wouldn’t rule out” running with the controversial talk show host in 2012.

“So while she’s considering it … I just want her to know, I’m ruling it out. A Palin-Beck ticket, I’m absolutely ruling it out,” Beck said. “I’m just saying, Beck-Palin, I’ll consider. But Palin-Beck — can you imagine what an administration with the two of us would be like? She’d be yapping or something, I’d say, ‘I’m sorry, why am I hearing your voice? I’m not in the kitchen.’ I mean, you’d have to live up to the evil conservative stereotypes, you’d have no choice but to do so.”

“A woman’s appropriate place on a presidential ticket, according to Beck, is in the number two spot,” writes Alex Seitz-Wald at ThinkProgress. “Otherwise, she should just ‘yap’ away in a kitchen somewhere. Apparently, being a vice presidential running mate behind a woman is a serious challenge to Beck’s manhood.”

“Palin has a hair-trigger reaction to sexist slights … so I would predict a wingnut feud,” writes Azaria Jagger at Gawker. “But in this case, Lady Alaska’s martyr complex is going to conflict with her effusive love of right-wing media. Also, Beck’s producers will likely pressure him to make nice. She’s way too valuable to them.”

But, hey, it’s all a joke, right?

“Yeah, Glenn, it’s a ‘joke.’ We get it,” writes bluegal at the Crooks and Liars blog. “We get that you’re a former shock jock, that you don’t actually believe a single word you say, and that you will say anything for money. We get that the vice-presidency is even further out of your league than it is for Palin, and that’s saying a lot.

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“We also get that you’re an infantile jerk.”

The following audio was broadcast on The Glenn Beck Program, November 25, 2009, and uploaded to the Web by ThinkProgress.

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