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Offended by Bidens' crack about his wife? Pelosi said to "lighten up."

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DENVER--"Lighten up!"
That's the advice from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for people who might have blanched when Joe Biden joked about his wife near the end of his speech Saturday in Springfield and seemed to mock her brains while highlighting her beauty.

"Ladies and gentlemen, my wife Jill, who you'll meet soon, is drop dead gorgeous. My wife Jill, who you'll meet soon, she also has her doctorate degree, which is a problem," quipped Biden.

Pelosi was talking about the new Obama-Biden ticket at a reporters lunch sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor here and was asked if the joke was damaging.

"You know what? I'm going to tell you something: Lighten up, folks! We've got a planet to save. Nothing less is at stake than civilization as we know it today. The economy of our country, the health of our children, the state of our... the deficit and the rest, and these things are anecdotally humorous, funny, lighten up a bit.

But the fact is that there's so much at stake. And if Sen. Biden happens to find his wife attractive, that's A-OK with me."

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GO JOE!

Gee whiz.

McCain wants his wife to get topless at some event in Wisconsin or close by because he thinks that she will win.

Biden mentions that his wife has a Doctorate in Education and it's a problem - probably because they talk about policy all of the time. He probably wants some down time, but sometimes has to deal with issues because his wife wants to bring those issues up.

By the way, how many nights do the McCains spend together?

We know that the Bidens spend a lot more time together because Joe takes the train home to Wilmington every night when he isn't on the road.

LIGHTEN UP AND TIGHTEN UP DEMOCRATS, IT'S WINNING
TIME LIKE MAGIC JOHNSON USE TO SAY, IT'S TIME TO
PUT THE GOP TO SLEEP!
THE OUTLAW KARL ROVE IS STILL ON THE LOOSE!
HE IS WANTED AT A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING,SHOW UP
KARL!

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