Hold onto your hats, dear readers, for I am about to show you an image of such horrific sexism that mandates a complete shutdown of AP, Reuters and every other liberal news agency. Ready? Here goes...
ZOMG! O Noes!!!!111one!eleventyone!!1!!one!
Yup, this AP image of Palin (possibly with Cindy McCain) and others like it from Reuters are sending the right-wing blogosphere into a frenzy of impotent rage.
Newsbusters call it "indecent":
"Would women's groups tolerate these kinds of pictures if this was a Democrat candidate?"My new conserva-buddy The Bride of Rove clutches her pearls to her chest and has to have her stays loosened:
" I have lost all respect for these organizations... You can take your cameras and shove them where the sun doesn’t shine."Meanwhile the starter of this meme Ace of Spades seems to be a little confused over what he's meant to be complaining about:
"I wouldn't mind shots of her very finely crafted calves, except for the obvious intent to demean her as a mere sex object."So there we have it. Pictures of Sarah Palin's ankles are an outrage; designed to send men into a sexual frenzy; to demean the Govenatrix's quest for ultimate power; to bring down Western Civilization in an orgy of unfettered rutting. Like animals. Bestial. Venal. Some day a real rain is going to come and wash all this scum off the sidewalks...
Of course, no conservative would ever be so outrageously sexist. Oh no siree.
I mean, it's not as if Rich Lowry at the NRO would say something as mindbendingly stupidly sexist as this, is it?
"I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America."I'd mention Rush Limbaugh, Dick Morris, Sean Hannity, or any other number of conservative talking heads... But we all know that they're sexist jerks already, huh?
Camille Paglia is right when she says Sarah Palin isn't as dumb as she looks. But it's not Palin's brains that are the problem... Or her ankles either.