Thursday, 30 July 2009

Hillary in, Sarah out

Funny piece by Mareen Dowd, she who coined the term the "slutty stewardess look" for Sarah Palin.  
Concludes Mareen:

Sarah seems happily oblivious that she benefited from Hollywood casting techniques. Just as movie directors have beautiful young actresses playing nuclear physicists and Harvard professors, knowing the fusion of sex appeal and a heavyweight profession will excite, the novelty of a beautiful former beauty queen and TV reporter cast in a powerful role that has featured dour, gray old men like Dick Cheney was thrilling. At first.

As McCain pal and Republican strategist Mike Murphy so sagely observed recently: “If Palin looked like Golda Meir, would we even be talking about her today?”

Sarah should follow her own advice to Hillary and work harder to be capable. Until then, she’s all cage, no bird.

A bit of a babe herself, young Maureen.  But I guess we'd still take her as seriously if she did look like Gold Meir; she writes in black and white, after all.