... or it didn't happen.
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 …
"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!
"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.
"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?)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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