Wednesday, October 15, 2008

So, Sarah Palin is Good-Looking: So What?

This isn't a good year for people who like to think of American politics as a dignified affair. I'm not one of them, by the way. Important, yes. Dignified, no.

It looks like a horde of zombie voters may be trying to send in absentee ballots.

And, one party's vice-presidential candidate is an attractive young woman who likes to hunt, and whose husband rides snow machines. Here in Minnesota, we call them snowmobiles.

She's also a former beauty queen.

All of which has focused attention, in some quarters at least, on a couple of Sarah Palin's attributes. I wouldn't have thought that how she'd look in a one-piece swimsuit, or maybe it's a bustier, is all that important: but then I'm not the creator of Doonsbury.

That panel is from a strip that got a lot of exposure last month. Freudian slip, there.

Not that media has been focusing all its attention on the top of her front. Palin's ankles have received international scrutiny, as in this Reuters photo.

Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I grew up believing that people running for political office should be evaluated on qualities that mattered, like:
  • How they stood on the issues
  • What their voting record was
  • And, sometimes, how often they'd been arrested, and for what
The last I checked, the shape of a candidate's ankles, or how she'd look in a swimsuit, wasn't all that important.

Maybe the rules are different, when the candidate is an attractive young woman.

And, I just now read, a racist. 'It must be true: I read it in the paper.'

News and views, some of them mine: Again, the usual disclaimer.

2 comments:

گایا - حزب سبز لبه تاریکی ایران said...

جوانان ایران به جهانیان فریاد می زنند که:
اسلام یک دین اهریمنی است.
ما فهمیده ایم که محمد رسول الله یک دین اهریمنی و یک فرهنگ اهریمنی خلق کرده و مادر و دخترانش فاحشه بوده.
اکنون محمد رسول الله در جهنم است.
انگلیسی:
Iranian young people shout to all world peoples: Islam is a Satanic religion.We understand, "Mohammed messenger of Allah" has created a satanic religion and he has created a savagery culture .his mother was prostitute, and his girl was prostitute. Now "Mohammed messenger of Allah" is in the Hell.
عربی:
صيحه الشباب الإيراني إلى جميع شعوب العالم : الاسلام هو الدين شيطانيه. ونحن نفهم ، "محمد رسول الله" قد اوجد شيطانيه الدين وقال انه قد أوجد ثقافة وحشية. والدته كانت عاهره ، وكان له فتاة عاهره. الان "محمد رسول الله" هو في الجحيم.
بلغاری:
Ирански младежи Да за всички народи светът: Ислямът е религия сатанински. Ние разбираме, "Мохамед месинджър на Аллах" е създала в сатанински религия, а той е създал savagery култура. майка му е била проститутка, а момичето си е проститутка. Сега "Мохамед месинджър на Аллах" е в ада.
Translation: English » Chinese
伊朗的年轻人喊向所有世界人民:伊斯兰是一个撒旦的宗教。 据我们了解, “穆罕默德真主使者”创造了撒旦的宗教和他创造了一个野蛮的文化。 他的母亲是妓女,和他的女童被妓女。 现在“穆罕默德真主使者”是在地狱。
Translation: English » Chinese (Traditional)
伊朗的年輕人喊向所有世界人民:伊斯蘭是一個撒旦的宗教。 據我們了解, “穆罕默德真主使者”創造了撒旦的宗教和他創造了一個野蠻的文化。 他的母親是妓女,和他的女童被妓女。 現在“穆罕默德真主使者”是在地獄。
Translation: English » Croatian
Iranska mladih ljudi vikati na svim narodima svijeta: Islam je religija Satanic. Razumijemo, "Mohammed glasnik Allah" je stvorio satanic religije i on je stvorio savagery kulture. njegova majka bila prostitutka, i njegova djevojka je bila prostitutka. Sada "Mohammed glasnik Allah" je u Hell.

Translation: English » Czech

Íránský mladé lidi křičet, aby všechny národy světa: Islám je Satanské náboženství. Chápeme, "Mohammed posel Allah" vytvořila ďábelský náboženství a on vytvořil divokost kultury. Jeho matka byla prostitutka, a jeho dívka byla prostitutka. Nyní "Mohammed posel Alláh" je v pekle.

Translation: English » Danish

Iranske unge råbe til alle verdens folkeslag: Islam er en Sataniske religion. Vi kan forstå, "Mohammed budbringer af Allah" har lavet en sataniske religion, og han har skabt en grusomhed kultur. hans mor var prostitueret, og hans pige var prostitueret. Now "Mohammed budbringer af Allah" er i Helvede.

Translation: English » Dutch

Iraanse jongeren schreeuwen om alle volkeren ter wereld: de islam is een religie Satanic. We begrijpen, "Mohammed boodschapper van Allah" heeft een satanische religie en hij heeft een barbarij cultuur. zijn moeder was prostituee, en zijn meisje was prostituee. Nu "Mohammed boodschapper van Allah" is in de hel

this is posted from Iran

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Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

The preceding is one of two identical comments left byگایا - حزب سبز لبه تاریکی ایران today.

My reaction is in "About Somali Monkeys, Mohammed's Mother, and Other Strange Comments" (October 16, 2008).

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