Seriously, this “cute” folksiness and jokiness is just vomitous – that’s the one word that repeatedly pops into my head. The winking, the constant blather about hockey and kids and “Joe Six-Pack”, the droppin’ of the “g” when she uses a gerund. So phony, so cringe-inducing…
She reminds me of a local news anchor on some kind of “Wake Up (insert name of second-tier city here)!” program – that fake perkiness that makes your flesh crawl and your ears bleed. Can’t you just see her reporting on a gruesome triple homicide with her “serious” face and then, without missing a beat, putting on a big toothy grin as she segues into some frothy story about a skateboarding puppy? Undoubtedly leading with “And on the lighter side…”
And when she mentioned Jill Biden getting “her reward in heaven” for being a teacher, the first thing I thought of was, “How about just paying teachers adequately here on earth?” – completely forgetting that Joe’s first wife is, in fact, in heaven after being killed in a car crash. Beyond awkward and a totally creepy thing to say… Bleh.