Sarah Palin: Hottie or Nottie?

Gay Guy,

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.

-Straight Guy

9 comments:

Straight in Upstate said...

It's totally "hot librarian" syndrome. And, as a 47 year old man grading on the curve, she's very hot for 44. Nice to ogle someone who's not young enough to be your daughter. But her politics are a big turnoff. I agree she's not phony - that may be the scariest part!! But she does (or her people do) rely on the old conservative double standard: tell everyone else how to live their life, and at the first sniff of trouble (sex, drugs, divorce, airport mens' rooms) suddenly everyone needs to respect their privacy and they're not talking about it. I would actually respect Rush Limbaugh if he had said "Damn right I'm an Oxycontin junkie! I broke the law - send me to jail for five years!" But....he didn't, so he's just another weasel who only talks for the money and doesn't believe in anything.

Straight Guy said...

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/presidentbush/2008/09/is-sarah-palin.html

Gay Guy said...

No, no, no. Sarah Palin is not hot. I don't understand straight men sometimes. Hot?

Cute? Yes. Pretty? Yes. A fire cracker? Sure thing.

But, I don't get the hot factor. I thought gay men were pretty good at judging hot women.

Gay Guy said...

No, no, no. Sarah Palin is not hot. I don't understand straight men sometimes. Hot?

Cute? Yes. Pretty? Yes. A fire cracker? Sure thing.

But, I don't get the hot factor. I thought gay men were pretty good at judging hot women.

Straight in Upstate said...

GG,

"I thought gay men were pretty good at judging hot women." Is it free crack day at work? Cute, pretty, and a firecracker are all esthetic and personality judgements. My concept of judging hot is that it's more of a loin issue = whatever makes your pants pound. (And my wife and I have been having this conversation for a few weeks now so I'm not in the closet about SP - but she will be glad, on many levels, if the Republicans lose and we don't have to hear about skinny glasses and gutting caribou anymore.)

Gay Guy said...

Upstate:

When I read your post quickly, I read it as "getting caribou" which I feared was some Land of the Midnight Sun slang for. . . well, you know. . .

straight guy said...

Sorry, GG, I think the train has left the station on this one. Time Magazine's most popular article today is:

Searching for Palin's 'Hot Photos'

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1838041,00.html

Straight but Fabulous said...

I'm impressed SG. I had no idea the phrase "up do" was in your vocabulary. I see you've expanded your knowledge of women's hair styles beyond pig tails and barrettes. :)

Well done.

garrett munroe said...

she's good-looking for a woman her age. is that mean? but too republican to really be hot.