I was recently asked about Sarah Palin. "Is she hot?"
I can't say that she is, exactly. Not my type. But then I saw the audience reaction shots from her nomination acceptance speech. If I grade on a curve based on the sensuality and desirability of the other folks in that arena, then she is Marilyn-Monroe-Happy-Birthday-Mister-President hot. Her case for hotness is bolstered by the fact that she's in line to replace the absolutely asexual VP we have in place now (stop thinking about it). So I understand the fevered reaction since McCain made the announcement.
I agree with other comics who have put her into the "naughty librarian" category. The loose up-do, the skinny glasses... she's just a hair toss away from another naughtier persona, and as a past beauty pageant winner, she's probably aware of that allure.
But being named "America's Hottest Governor" is a distinction based on a low threshold for success. Why don't we reunite the lunch ladies from my high school and decide who's the hottest of that group, too?
[I absolutely love that when Alaska Magazine bestowed the "Hottest" title, she had to share cover space with a feature on halibut fishing techniques.]
So, she's pretty. Maybe she's also got a bit of the Bill Clinton charm, where at a distance, no big deal, but in person, the charisma causes everyone to swoon. But, aside from her looks and charm, she's interesting for any number of reasons. Politically, she's not my type either. But I didn't get the sense that she was a phony. She's a conservative candidate with a non-traditional modus operandi and backstory. She's not boring.
But, so much criticism about her qualification to be only "a heartbeat away" from becoming president... As you hinted, GG, Cindy McCain has a certain drag queen fabulousness about her (didn't I say the same thing about Miss Piggy a few posts ago?). If McCain's heart ever skips a beat, let's first look to the 5-inch heels that Cindy prefers as the source of trouble. Hem down, she might be the hottest first lady we've ever considered.
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