2008 At Least They Have Experience
posted by October 24 at 9:10 AMon
From our friends at Fox News:
Palin Look-A-Like Strippers Vie For Title
Winner Gets To Go To Washington For Inauguration
LAS VEGAS — There has been no shortage of Sarah Palin imitators since the Alaskan governor became Sen. John McCain’s vice presidential candidate.
But Thursday night brought a new twist for Palin look-a-likes.
Tina Fey is enjoying new-found celebrity status playing Palin on Saturday Night Live. What’s good for Fey is also good for dancers at Club Paradise Gentlemen’s Club.
It was uncanny how some glasses and a little bit of makeup transformed some Las Vegas dancers into Palin look-a-likes….
This is fitting. Palin’s role in the election was wrought and is propelled by sexism (see the piece in this week’s New Yorker about how she got on the national radar because a bunch of conservative magazine gentlemen visited Alaska on a cruise ship and thought she was hot). She wears red patent fuck-me spike heels. Dudes love her. Does her failure as a tactic—as a distraction, as human Viagra for the GOP—signal the failure of sexism or its success? The latter: She’s set smart AND sexy women back immeasurably by being a goddamned cartoon.