Good God, Woman, Cover Yourself.

No Telling

This woman wanted to be our Vice President. Thankfully, she’s not. Now she’s apparently so in love with media attention that she can’t make a proper wardrobe decision.

I know this photo was taken for a fitness magazine, so don’t even go there. By now she should know better. Would Margaret Thatcher have done anything like this? Hillary? Any woman who wants to be taken seriously in the political arena should keep her thighs to herself.

There are seventy-eleven reasons why this woman should be ignored. To list them all would only invite undue attention and feed the beast. She doesn’t even deserve my negative energy. Besides, the day they pranced her out at the convention as the Random Republican Female Answer to Hillary Clinton almost gave me an aneurysm. I won’t have time for that kind of reaction again until after finals.

I’m not buying her book, I’m not watching her interviews. With any luck, she and the book will be in the remainder pile just in time for Christmas. That’s gift enough for me.

31 thoughts on “Good God, Woman, Cover Yourself.

  1. Are those even her thighs? They look like Barbie thighs. It screams “body double” or, dare I say, “Photoshop disaster”.

    Hillary is far too classy to be running around with her gams out. She'll take a smart pantsuit, thank you very much.

  2. now, as much as i despise her, i will have to disagree with you on this one. I am all about if u gots it flaunt it, and, in context, i think this photo was appropriate. she actually spoke out AGAINST this choice of photo… although, who lets themselves get duped out of dciding what picture of themselves gets put on the cover of newsweek?! She says they did it without her knowledge, but who knows. Regardless, she's still a F*cktard.

  3. I don't know. Maybe she's finished with Politics Proper and is simply looking for notoriety. Or a talk show. If that's the case, the picture doesn't matter.

  4. Sorry to disappoint, but there may be some of your readers that actually like Sarah. At least she's not wearing short shorts or a push up bra.
    No matter how wonderful your posts are, how inspired we get by your daily musings and creativity,when you start with the politics- I stop listening.
    Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I'm happy that you enjoy voicing yours. But I just have to say this- it rubs me the wrong way.

  5. I love it that you don't even mention her name! I agree that we should stop feeding the media frenzy by giving anybody, no matter their political persuasion, attention when they are so obviously desperate for it. I'm going to scan that book at the store to see if the ghost writer edited better than her mouth-filter.

  6. I love reading your blog and while I agree with you on the politics aspect of her, I think you are dead wrong. Exactly what is so threatening about thighs? A woman can be sexy, toned, and smart. Even if in this case she's more sexy and toned than bright.

  7. I am not a Sarah fan. With that said, I do agree that this photo should never have been on the cover of this particular magazine. It is completely out of context, and as a form of media, it is not right to lead others to believe she did this for them. I don't care if it says somewhere in small print where it came from. The fact is, the first thing you see when you see this is her in running attire. The next thing is the slanderous headline. How is that ok?
    This picture was meant for the cover of a runners magazine, that is appropriate. It is inspirational to runners, therefore it should have been left on the cover of a runners magazine.
    And “how do you solve a problem like Sarah” what is that supposed to mean. It is ok to watch our president get fat (Not Obama) because he LOVES fast food, but it is not ok for a women that is in politics to show it is ok to be fit?
    It angers me that Newsweek did this, and you better believe that if it was Hilary, they would have done the same thing. It is the fact that they are making a mockery of being a women. If a man was in the same exact outfit, would it be a problem?
    I thought as a nation we were getting past gender inequality, I guess I was wrong.

  8. Can you say “airbrush”? She may be in good shape but those legs are not natural. It also looks like she may be wearing sheer tights to have thighs that smooth.

    She's everywhere this week. You can't turn on the TV without seeing her or hearing someone talk about her. But then, isn't that what she wants?

    MMM: you are absolutely right. I don't like her either; in fact, the thought of her in charge of our country in any way is scary. But this is clearly sexism on the part of Newsweek. I recently saw picture of Obama in swim trunks and no one said anything about him.

  9. 1.) I would like to point out that this got an awesome response from all of Monda's female readers. Love's it.

    2.) I agree, having this ditz of a woman run our country in ANY respect would be disastrous.

    3.) am I the only one who finds Obama sexy!?

    (ok, I'll sit down now…)

  10. I personally hopes she continues to shake up the GOP with her antics – the better for us progressives. Every time she opens her mouth, the rift in her party of choice gets wider.

  11. I think this is one of those times my Southern raising is showing. Male or female, hot or not, I'm not comfortable seeing those who want my political respect in thigh-baring anythings.

    Not even Obama, even though I hear he's got nice gams, too.

    The thing about politics is that we all can agree to disagree. The minute we all start nodding our heads in unison is the time we should worry.

    I live in the state that produced BOTH Bill Clinton and Mike Huckabee, and I've seen both of them in shorts too many times for comfort.

  12. I agree that we shouldn't take her bait and pay attention to her. I have no idea why she picked Sioux Falls for her book tour. We are usually overlooked for these things. Such a fuss is being made that I thought we were the 2nd or 3rd stop this week. Come to find out, she won't be here until next month.

    Why is Newsweek using someone else's cover? I thought they did their own.

    The difference between this and the Obama swim trunk pictures, is that those were paparazzi pictures. He didn't dress down, get all wet and pose for those pictures. He was doing a family activity.

  13. Why read the book when you can just rely on Stephen Colbert's review of it instead?

    A. Dakota: have you noticed that her book tour is primarily hitting places where the majority voted for McCain and her, and not the larger, Obama-voting cities that one would normally visit on a promo tour?

    I don't know if she's afraid of negative turnout in the “blue” areas, or if this is some weird political reciprocity.

    I always prefer the little independent Book Shop on Phillips to the big 41st St B&N anyway.

  14. She'll be in Fayetteville, AR signing books at the Sam's Club next month. There are only two little blue spots in our otherwise bright red state – Fayetteville is one of them. It's also a stone's throw from Wal-Mart headquarters. Should be an interesting visit.

  15. Olivander: I did notice, but I didn't really want to lay claim to it as Sioux Falls is largely democratic. If there is a blizzard she might end up with a bunch of snarky dems.

    Our visit sounds like a repeat of Monda's. Visiting a blue city in a red state.

    I don't like the term Red State. It makes us sound so 1980's Russia.

  16. I just read all of your posts about Palin, and a hearty bravo to the collection. I just can NOT understand the whole thing. It's like so many of our fellow Americans have just completely gone off to some incomprehensible planet! Heaven help us.

    One thing I fear is that if those of us with sense ignore her, those without sense will elect her to something else.

  17. Oh… Don't get me started on that… I'd hijack Monda's blog. We've had some local issues where the minority won because of low voter turn out. We're talking like 9 to 14 percent. Only those impassioned went out and voted so of course they won the majority of the vote.

  18. Ahhhh. I knew I could count on you for an apposite comment. My favorite quote about this latest demonstration of SP's idiocy was made by a Republican Party wonk, when asked if she could be a viable GOP Presidential candidate for 2012: “Oh, please. Sarah Palin is a joke.” We bleeding-heart, commie Dem liberals couldn't have said it better ourselves.

  19. I *think* – correct me if I'm wrong – the title for the Newsweek cover was taken from 'The Sound of Music,' when the nuns are singing, “How do we solve a problem like Maria?…” Everybody loved her but she just wasn't right for convent life.

  20. You're absolutely right, Saphron. Here's the lyric in its entirety:

    She climbs a tree and scrapes her knee.
    Her dress has got a tear.
    She waltzes on her way to Mass
    And whistles on the stair.
    And underneath her wimple
    She has curlers in her hair.
    I even heard her singing in the abbey.

    She's always late for chapel
    But her penitence is real.
    She's always late for everything
    Except for every meal.
    I hate to have to say it,
    But I very firmly feel
    Maria's not an asset to the abbey

    I'd like to say a word in her behalf.
    Maria makes me laugh.

    How do you solve a problem like Maria?
    How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
    How do you find a word that means Maria?
    A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown!

    Many a thing you know you'd like to tell her.
    Many a thing she ought to understand.
    But how do you make her stay
    And listen to all you say?
    How do you keep a wave upon the sand?

    Oh, how do you solve a problem like Maria?
    How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?

    When I'm with her I'm confused,
    Out of focus and bemused,
    And I never know exactly where I am.
    Unpredictable as weather,
    She's as flighty as a feather.
    She's a darling! She's a demon! She's a lamb!

    She'd outpester any pest,
    Drive a hornet from its nest.
    She could throw a whirling dervish out of whirl.
    She is gentle! She is wild!
    She's a riddle! She's a child!
    She's a headache! She's an angel!
    She's a girl!

    How do you solve a problem like Maria?
    How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
    How do you find a word that means Maria?
    A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown!

    Many a thing you know you'd like to tell her.
    Many a thing she ought to understand,
    But how do you make her stay
    And listen to all you say?
    How do you keep a wave upon the sand?

    Oh, how do you solve a problem like Maria?
    How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?

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