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Sarah Palin: Faking Sex Appeal, Hockey Glasses And Crude In Alaska

by | 7th, September 2008

SARAH Palin Watch: Anorak’s look at Sarah Palin in the news…

DAILY MAIL: “Anger at fake Sarah Palin photos as smear campaign makes her ‘look like a stripper’”

Sarah Palin’s credibility as a possible American Vice-President is being undermined by a series of spoof photographs circulated on the internet.

So says the Mail, whioch in the interests of good reporting, reports the news of the fake photos and – get this – the fake photos…on the, er, internet.

Say what you like about Alaska – but you don’t have to dig far to hit the crude stuff…

One shows her apparently wearing a leather miniskirt and stilettos, while another has her in a Stars and Stripes bikini, brandishing a rifle.

Mail readers can go online and cut out and keep the images to show their friends and fellow Palin enthusiasts how outrageous these smears are.

THE SUN: “Sarah Barracuda Palin .. Political high flyer with the killer instinct”

Sarah Palin played basketball while at college. Fact. The Sun has a picture:

And the skimpy shorts and vest also show another sort of form . . . the one that made her a teenage beauty queen.

John McCain’s stunning mate.

Redneck? My Levi is good boy – ‘He’ll make Sarah Palin proud’

They calls me Levi…like the Joos…

Speaking from her wooden cabin home in the tiny Alaskan town of Wasilla, Sherry [Johnston] defended Levi, 18, saying: “He might have been a bit of a handful when he was younger but he’s now grown up into a caring, mature young man who wants to look after his new family.”

Old dog shows off new tricks

Fraser Nelson:

IN pubs across Britain there are pensioners — ex-soldiers, ex-boxers — who can still floor young men with one punch.

The streets are not safe… And John McCain, who cannot be killed by conventional cancers:

But his rare strength is that he knows his weakness. So he lets someone else dazzle. McCain is perhaps the only politician in Washington who would have taken a bet on the unknown, untested Sarah Palin.

THE OBSERVER: “Specs appeal sweeps Palin nation”

Critics remain sceptical about whether she possesses the vision thing. But plenty of fashion-conscious voters who look into Sarah Palin’s eyes like what they see – her glasses.

Not only her hair. Her glasses…

Opticians in America have reported a surge in demand for the rimless rectangular specs worn by John McCain’s running mate during her convention speech. Retailers are racing to stock the $375 designer frames as ‘hockey mom’ Palin’s fashion sense gains attention.

Can they take a hockey puck and not shatter?

Joy Leedham, owner of Home Optics in Chugiak, Alaska, said she had been inundated with orders after it emerged she had fitted the governor’s glasses. ‘I got a call at 5.30am asking if I could make glasses exactly the same as Sarah Palin’s,’ she told The Observer. ‘I’m getting emails saying, “Sarah Palin glasses please”.’ Some requests have been going directly to Palin’s office, which has forwarded them to Leedham. It was last December when the two sat down in Palin’s kitchen and went through nearly 300 possible frames, narrowing them down to five contenders before the family chose the one they liked best.

Will she have time for such things when VP? Hell, when she’s VP, she can make time…



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