The Sarah Palin Newsweek cover shows the former Governor of Alaska is in very nice dark shorts and a tight, red top with nice hair, a nice smile, and an American flag nearby. The Sarah Palin Newsweek cover is a declaration of war.What's funny is how liberals still don't get how continuing to insult and smear Sarah Palin not only legitimizes her, but makes her even more popular. Her new book will become a best-seller and she owes plenty of thanks to liberals for making that happen. Whether it's Maureen Dowd at the Times, the left-wing Huffington Post and the majority of left-wing bloggers, liberals just can't stop talking about Sarah Palin--a woman whose popularity has been diminished greatly within the her own party thanks in part to her shenanigans of late: quitting the governorship of Alaska midway and now all the slams being hurled at the John McCain camp in lieu of last year's presidential campaign. Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and Tim Romney are the current front-runners for the GOP nomination for President in 2012, Sarah Palin is 4th in most polls. But who cares? Thanks to liberal obsession with everything Citizen Sarah says and does, regardless if Palin never even runs for President, she'll still never have to worry being irrelevant anytime soon.
Mind, the original photo ran on the cover of Runners World and contains a small flag with a blue star, representing Sarah Palin's son who is now serving his country in the Middle East. The blue star flag is obscured by the caption: "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sarah?"
The accompanying articles are what one might expect. Sarah Palin is both an air head and a crazed demagogue who will surely sink the GOP is nominated and the country if elected. But the "problem" in this case is not the one stated, but the one deeply felt in newsrooms and political salons across the country.
First, let's look at the choice of the Sarah Palin Newsweek cover. The message is pretty clear. No one who aspires to be a world leader has any business looking like that. Women world leaders need to be old and dowdy, like Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi, or Angela Merkel. The simply cannot look as stunning as Sarah Palin, so stunning that she seems to drive people like David Letterman and Chris Matthews quite mad.
The idea that Sarah Palin is just too good looking to be President has more to do with the sexual insecurities of liberals than it does with Sarah Palin.
Mind, male politicians can get away with being good looking. People swooned over JFK's good looks and there are women who dream of being rogered six ways from Sunday by Barack Obama or Bill Clinton. Even the most liberal women, while hating George W. Bush, acknowledged that he looks like the Marlboro Man.
Rampant sexism in the liberal media? As Governor Palin would say, you betcha.