Sarah Palin, The Cupcake

>> Saturday, November 21, 2009

Of course Sarah Palin whined about making the cover of Newsweek this week.

“The choice of photo for the cover of this week’s Newsweek is unfortunate,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page. “When it comes to Sarah Palin, this ‘news’ magazine has relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant. The Runner’s World magazine one-page profile for which this photo was taken was all about health and fitness — a subject to which I am devoted and which is critically important to this nation.”

“The out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-expected by now. If anyone can learn anything from it: it shows why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, gender, or color of skin. The media will do anything to draw attention – even if out of context,” she adds.
I've seen a few media outlets almost concur with Palin's statement that it's "sexist." Except in reality, we know it's not. I don't recall John "The Hair" Edwards posing for such a picture in 2005 after he lost his VP bid in '04. But Sarah Palin did while she was still a sitting governor.

Glamor shots like the ones Palin posed for Runner's World are more fitting for celebrities, not politicians who aim for the nation's highest office. Only Mudflats called it like it is, regarding Newseek's cover.
Color of skin? Is she worried that someone is going to judge her because she’s white?

First of all, why does this picture even exist in the first place? Let me remind everyone, that this completely “out of context” picture was taken while she was a sitting governor holding her Blackberries. She’s inside, with full hair and makeup posing with a flag and her “blue star” banner on the window. So, how exactly is this in the context of running or health and fitness, and not in the context of the governor posing like a weird patriotic pinup girl?

I think it’s the perfect image for the cover. Why? Because the title of the article is “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sarah?” And behold, the problem. She has no boundaries, and no concept of how she is perceived by others, or why no governor should pose in short shorts, leaning on a flag in front of a blue star banner with a bumpit and makeup for a photo that makes her look like a cupcake.

When they find that picture of Barack Obama in a bathing suit leaning on a flag draped over a bar stool, they can feel free to publish it wherever they want. Because anyone who is mindless and unaware enough to pose for something like that should not be surprised that people think it’s a PROBLEM, and call it one on the cover of a magazine.

Am I a little grumpy? You betcha. I’ve just spent more than six hours reading Going Rogue, and I’m more than a little over-saturated. I’m up to here (hand at eyeball level) with the manipulation and the sugar coating and the distortion, and the “everything bad that happens to me is someone else’s fault.”

So let me pass on a word of advice to all budding politicians out there. If you don’t want to look like a mindless patriotic cupcake, then don’t pose for pictures posing like a mindless patriotic cupcake. Just a suggestion.

And while we’re talking about sexism, and reading Palin’s incessant yammering in Going Rogue, I recall something I read on page 80.

The quote in question happened when someone compared Palin to a Spice Girl. A reporter came up to her and said she couldn’t believe that someone called her that. Here’s what Palin said:
I shook my head in a “can you believe what we women have to put up with?” way and milked it for all it was worth. “I know, I know,” I said. “But you just have to rise above all that and plow through! Look, we have to work twice as hard to prove we’re half as capable as men think they are.” Then I gave her a wink and whispered the old familiar punchline, “Thankfully it’s not that difficult.”
So, if that were reversed and some guy said that about women, how would Palin feel? Is what’s good for the gander, good for the goose? Apparently not.

And she’ll just keep “milking it for all it’s worth,” on Facebook – a strategy that is “oh so expected by now.”
Yes, that "Spice Girl," aka "Bible Spice," is going to keep milking her sucker followers for as long as she can. Because, as I noted last year, many of Palin's sucker followers believe it's her looks that make her great.
I have said it before, and it bears repeating: Sarah Palin IS everything the radical left wing feminists are NOT. She is a gorgeous, feminine, God-fearing wife and mother who values life and stands for what is good and right. She represents the vast majority of women in America who hold these same values.
Yeah, she's "gorgeous," just not very smart. So let's indulge ourselves in looking upon her "gorgeous"-ness by viewing her entire Runner's World pictorial.

Ah, yes, the obligatory parent pimp photo. Gotta remind her sucker followers that she didn't abort Triggy Bear! And the menfolk can admire how tightly her spandex clings to her thighs.

Can you imagine if she was elected Vice President and this was her official portrait? I wouldn't put it past her. There is something slyly coy about her pose...

Or how about this one instead since it proves she has "balance!"

Al Gore never stretched and posed like this! Neither did Kay Bailey Hutchinson or Ann Richards.

I'm surprised these photos aren't being used to sell calendars yet. Perhaps that will happen next year since she'll have no book to hock to her sucker followers. Really, two pictures where she is bending over? Yeah, she knows she's yanking some guys chains by posing like this.

The least offensive photo in the entire series. If this had been the only picture, then Newsweek would have had to look much harder for a cover photo. No coy posing or bending over here. And the non-spandex running shorts seem more dignified for a sitting governor to be photographed in.

Mrs. Patriotic Cupcake

Really, what we should be asking Sarah Palin to do is start making good on her innuendo. If she's going to coyly pose in tight fitting clothes, she might as well go all the way and strip. Playboy is waiting for your call, Sarah.


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