This entire election has been almost a farce when it comes to politicians shooting off their mouths about stupid things.Whether it was defecating birds, toking NDPers,tasteless joking Agriculture Ministers or 9-11 conspiracy theorists, the gaffes have come fast and furious.But for the most part the mistakes and stupid statements have come from candidates and MPs. The leaders have generally avoided the Stockwell Day syndrome of the 2000 election. Unfortunately, U.S.Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has not.Palin apparently forgot her running mate is the oldest person to ever seek the White House's oval office job. Well for the first time apparently since Reagan was older when he was re-elected in 1984.So she chose to make a joke about the age of Sen. Joe Biden, who is the Democratic vice-presidential candidate and the man Palin will debate on live television Thursday night. (When I'm sure all Canadians will be watching the Canadian leaders' debates right????)At least she is learning early how to try and recover from foot in mouth syndrome. It's apparently an epidemic in politics these days.