"Take My Wife—Please! But Hands Off My Daughters!"

While I was admittedly thrilled to hear that Jay Leno bombed so badly at the White House Correspondents' Dinner that President Obama (whose set was reportedly padded by Daily Show writers) got more laughs than he did, I was less thrilled to read some of the jokes with which Obama regaled the audience, in particular this one:
The Jonas Brothers are here ... Sasha and Malia are huge fans. But, boys, don't get any ideas. I have two words for you—predator drones. You will never see it coming. You think I'm joking.
Har har har. Hands off the presidential daughters, or you'll BE KILLED! Har har har.

While I'm never a fan of violence as a punchline under any circumstances, I'm frankly more annoyed that the President of the United States, in the year 2010, is still making "jokes" about how his daughters' virginity is something he must ferociously guard, that their unsullied cunts are a precious commodity owned by one man who must endeavor to protect them from the men who seek to plunder his valuables.

This is not the message I would like to see my president communicating about women and girls, especially not a president who ostensibly understands the urgent need for gender equality.

Especially not a president who has so many little girls looking up to him. They need to hear better from their president; they deserve better from their president than this.

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