I am appalled that the possible next vice president of the United States is making light of the term “Joe Six-Pack” as if it were a badge of honor. Is Sarah Palin suggesting that it is wonderful if males drink a six pack of beer every day?
What message does this send young boys, male teenagers and young male adults? “Hey, it’s OK to drink a six-pack of beer a day, and if you do, you too can join my little group, ‘Joe Six-Pack?’.”
Where are the voices of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Students Against Destructive Decisions? Are we supposed to ignore this because simply because Ms. Palin is female, or that she is cute or that she winks at us?
I don’t know any form of media that would support any other mother spewing this garbage without rebuke. What about the children?
Tracy D. Darby
Of late we have experienced “Joe Six-Pack” used in GOP speeches by Sarah Palin. This is a terrible phrase to use.
We are experiencing the effects of alcohol abuse in our homes, streets and highways, which can lead to domestic violence, child abuse, injuries and deaths.
Our hospitals, courts, jails, funeral homes and cemeteries are filled with “Joe Six-Packs” and their victims.
Alexis Barlows, R.N.