A reader writes:

Since Sarah prides herself on being a frontier woman and the daughter of a biology teacher, you would think that she knows that only female mosquitoes bite.

Update: Another reader amends:

I just threw up in my mouth a little, but Palin has it right when she said, "[Maher] can’t do any harm, but buzzes around annoyingly until it’s time to give him the proverbial slap." As the other commenter pointed out, only the females sting. But only the males buzz, making what she said 100 percent correct.

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