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Sarah Palin has put paid to rampant web speculation that she had sought to enhance her political profile by augmenting her physical profile. The former VP candidate and erstwhile governor of Alaska triggered a blogosphere earthquake last week when she appeared at a horse racing meet with what some claimed to be a suspiciously …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
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    Picture

    ... or it didn't happen.

  2. jake Silver badge

    Typical of the mind-set ...

    "Palin also bemoaned the effect the debate had had on her own time management. "It makes me have to waste time figuring out what am I going to wear so that nobody will look at an area that I don't need them to look at.""

    Mrs. Palin, may I interest you in a burqa? One size fits all!

  3. Doogs
    Pint

    Trigg...

    Alright Dave?

  4. lglethal Silver badge
    Joke

    do i really need a title?

    "... grab a shovel, go down to the Gulf, volunteer to help, clean up and save a whale or something"

    Wont someone think of the Whales?

  5. RichardB

    She's getting divorced?

    ... and presumably Trigg already knows!

    1. Daniel Wilkie

      Obligatory SP Quote

      I wanna role with him a hot pair we will be. I dont give a crap about whales so go and hug a tree!

  6. Shady
    IT Angle

    I can assure you, petal...

    ...that as a red-blooded male - i *do* need to look there.

  7. Ted Treen
    Coat

    Well I believe..

    ...she made a clean breast of things, and got it all off her chest.

  8. MinionZero
    Happy

    Her political tit for tat...

    When they say to her, she is a big tit, she thinks they are looking at her tits. :)

    So as always, she ends up making a bigger tit of herself. ;)

  9. Cazzo Enorme

    The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

    "Which will presumably ensure that the public focuses squarely on the area of Palin's ideological and ecological views."

    I hope so, as Palin has some deeply worrying beliefs, and if she runs for president she could be the worst thing to happen since Dubya took office.

  10. ravenviz Silver badge
    WTF?

    "save a whale or something"

    Oh dear, how does she think this stuff up?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Paris Hilton

      Not sure she does...

      It's blatantly obvious to me that she doesn't think. Thank whatever god you may choose that this insipid tart and the undead she ran with didn't get into power.

      Vote Paris, at least politics would look pretty.

  11. Kay Burley ate my hamster
    Stop

    So the moral of the story is...

    If she had gone for the enhancement she would be VP right now?

    Or at least have her own show on Fox "News".

  12. Ed Blackshaw Silver badge
    Coat

    Ummm.

    "It makes me have to waste time figuring out what am I going to wear so that nobody will look at an area that I don't need them to look at."

    So previously, she would show up to public appointments topless?

    Here you go Ms Palin, something to cover yourself up with...

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    1. Elmer Phud Silver badge

      hmm

      I've got an innuendo if that'll fit

  14. Titus Technophobe

    Juvenile

    Does anybody else find the puerile and juvenile speculation on the nature of Sarah’s assets offensive? As a senior US politician surely an understanding of her politics and manifesto would be far more newsworthy?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Welcome to the Bootnotes section

      If you're looking for something newsworthy you're in the wrong place.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      FAIL

      @ Juvenile

      "As a senior US politician surely an understanding of her politics and manifesto would be far more newsworthy?"

      This has already received plenty of attention.

      She knows more about Russia than anybody else because its next to Alaska, she reads all the papers, including erm, and um, not forgetting her policy of 'drill, baby drill'.

      (or was 'a senior US politician' satire?)

    3. Magius
      FAIL

      I find more offensive...

      I find it more offensive that you consider her a senior US politician. The most notable REAL thing she has done is leave her job before completing it to pursue her ambitions. What about all those people that voted her into office? They believed she would do a good job to full term.

      Should she get a chance at president? Well unless someone comes up with world-president, she would at least finish her term.

      Seriously though I am not sure what some people see in her. I guess she's just repeating what some people want to hear and that's enough for some. However she lacks everything the representative of a country should have.

      1. Titus Technophobe

        @Magius

        Well she has been Governor of Alaska, and vice-presidential candidate that would make her a senior US politician. Sure her knowledge of geography is a little weak, but then this isn’t all that unusual in politicians. Even the president has been known to slip up on the location of some of the more minor countries.

        She does seem to be very popular with the US electorate. Perhaps the folks who voted her into office thought she would do a good job by representing them at a higher level? Her views may be a little eclectic but they also seem to followed by plenty of other people.

    4. John Hughes

      senior US politician

      Wasilla, Alaska (pop 10,256) city council, 1992-1996

      Wasilla, Akaska, mayor 1996-2002

      Chair, Alaska Oil & Gas conservation commission 2003-2004

      Candidate for Vice President of USA 2008 (defeated)

      Governor of Alaska, 2007-2009 (resigned)

      Senior?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Go

        Well, compared to the prez...

        She has decades of practical experience. But why confuse the issues with facts?

    5. Rob Dobs

      No, seems apt to me

      If she were a real politician, and not in the press because of said assets then it would not be being discussed to begin with.

      The truth is she is not a serious politician, has not revealed any real political policies. All her "views" are based on diatribe and political slogans, and she has yet to offer any real proposals of actual solutions to real problems.

      I believe it is the US public's realization that she does not actually have real politics or manifesto that leads them to discuss the only thing she does have of interest, and that relates to her past work as winning beauty pageant contestant. This was already newsworthy in her election run where she revealed that she doesn't really read, is not familiar with the constitution or supreme court decisions and generally can't articulate complex thoughts. Most of America wrote her off then as not having any real valid political message.

      Funny that there is recent debate about whether she should be able to call herself a feminist, I would think participation in beauty contests would pretty much make you on the opposite side of most in the feminist movement. This actually becomes newsworthy, because as a woman who promotes herself as self made feminist going against the rules in a mans world, it would especially hypocritical of her to get such surgery. Though again, unless she decried her participation in beauty contests most feminists would right her off as B$

      I'm kinda mad at Larry Flint and Tina Fey for making keeping this Frankenstein monster alive so long. Tina Fey knew what damage she was doing, but SNL waved too much money for her to say no. Larry of course gave life to Sarah as a character making her a porn star as well....

      Will Ferrel I think too late realized that he had humanized Bush too much in his mockery of him, and in his post SNL show he does a much more real Bush (mean spirited, stupid and ignorant like the real one) to make ammends.

    6. Anonymous Coward
      Happy

      Actually

      it's her views and potential policies that offend me, and if she's turned into a laughing stock and ushered out of politics I think that's a win. And she is unaccountably sexy

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Here is the Tit...le

    .......they need to perhaps grab a shovel, go down to the Gulf, volunteer to help, clean up and save a whale or something.

    Wheras I'll be volunteering to go down to the Gulf, to club a whale over the head with a shovel...

  16. hpwb
    Stop

    geographically challenged

    Given Palin's knowledge of foreign affairs she probably meant Wales.

  17. CC

    If boobs were brains

    Well, unfortunately Palin seems to be the best the US has to offer (in her own mind) which in itself is a very scarey thought....when Palin speaks be afraid, be very afraid because there are some people that take her seriously!!

  18. ian 22

    No implants

    Falsies, then?

  19. John Savard Silver badge

    Quite Ridiculous

    Even if she has more money now than she used to, what with being the governor of Alaska and the Vice President and all, one really would have thought that if she were going to get implants, she would have done that back in her beauty contest days.

    At this point, even if she does still look pretty good, I suspect that in the area of cosmetic surgery, it would be, say, a face lift that she would be shopping for at this time. And, unlike implants, a face lift to get rid of wrinkles probably is something that a female politician actually has to consider - not something that would disqualify her from being taken seriously.

    Indeed, though, her opponents should focus on her policies and not bother with unfair blows because she is a woman. There's plenty to object to there; and I can say that even though I liked G. W. Bush as President.

  20. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    But....

    ...she's a politician. Can you really believe anything that she says/

  21. Apocalypse Later

    Liberal degradation

    You can always tell a winner by the quality of the attacks. Palin has a lock on the presidency, maybe in only two years time. Even the democrats are regretting Obama.

    I would like to see her run against Hillary, ensuring a female president whoever won.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      FAIL

      Blinkers glued on?

      So you'd take anybody as President as long as they are female? Just that?

      No mention of ability, or in Palin's case an I.Q. of two figures. No mention of experience, although that could be leveled at Bush and Obama as well.

      Just that they don't have dicks. Period.

    2. Rattus Rattus

      Palin vs Hillary?

      <shudder> I hope not. The US choosing a female president would be interesting, but it ought to be a woman who (A) has a clue what she's doing, and (B) isn't in the back pockets of the pharmaceutical industry. (A) rules out Palin and (B) rules out Hillary.

  22. Doshu

    Breast not to dwell on the past

    And look the future in the eye.... hey! Up here.

  23. King1Con
    Flame

    Only one thing is clear

    When the media is too intellectually deficient to address the policies of a grass roots politician, there is a tendency to objectify and dehumanize. It is the same tactic taken by Hitler and his conies duing World War II.

    Ms. Palin has certainly taken her share of vicious dehumanizing attacks, she is a magnet for hate: a family woman, a hard working individual, reasonable looks, experience in energy, experience as a businessperson, and even greater years of executive experience than the person who was elected as President by the opposing party! (Good looks, business sense, and experience are not attributes of The Left in American politics.)

    If there is anyone that the White House at the colonies on the other side of the pond needed FOR MONTHS, it was for someone like Ms. Palin, whose family understands oil and energy, to be engaged at the highest levels. The inexperience and mistakes of their current executive might leave a black spot on the U.K. & Western Europe as the crude continues to leak unabated and hits the gulf stream.

    (Flame for not burning the crude off immediately, as the original ignored disaster plan stipulated, and facilitating the crude to remain under water via dispersants - to be carried where the gulf currents will eventually take it. If there was a sand-berm icon, that would be a good pick too, since that was part of a disaster plan whose implementation experienced a month-long American Federal Government Executive Branch delay, but that will not really affect Europe.)

    1. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

      Re: Only one thing is clear

      But she is an under-informed idiot, and most of the criticism levelled against her has been entirely fair. No one objects to her being pretty or having a family - they object to her being outrageously ill-equipped to be in government, and holding extremely dodgy views.

      You've just fallen foul of Godwin's Law in the most spectacular way in your first paragraph, anyway, so I fear you have lost.

      Incidentally, I removed your last comment from this site as it contained a nasty and unfounded accusation against a public figure. I'd say it amounted to a vicious, dehumanizing attack, in fact.

      Ah, people.

      1. jake Silver badge

        "Ah, people."

        For small values of "people".

  24. Winkypop Silver badge
    Unhappy

    Palin deflated

    Oh, that's a let down.

  25. FarmerBob

    It's the real thing baby . . .

    At least now we know there is one thing that is real about her.

  26. transientcylon
    FAIL

    Huh?

    "Save a whale or something"??? What a twit.

  27. Anonymous Coward
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    Sarah Palin is kind of hot...

    Yes.... I think she is a DORK, but she is a sexy dork.

    I'd be quite happy to give a hands on appraisal of the matter.....

    Sarah - just call me, any time.

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