So, Sarah's apparently not happy about this week's cover of Newsweek. From her facebook page...
"The choice of photo for the cover of this week's Newsweek is unfortunate. When it comes to Sarah Palin, this "news" magazine has relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant. The Runner's World magazine one-page profile for which this photo was taken was all about health and fitness -- a subject to which I am devoted and which is critically important to this nation. The out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-expected by now. If anyone can learn anything from it: it shows why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, gender, or color of skin. The media will do anything to draw attention -- even if out of context.
Let's be honest: The Newsweek piece on Sarah CLEARLY has an agenda. "She's bad news for the GOP and for everyone else too" sums it up - whatever the piece has to say, and I haven't read it yet, it's not gonna be flattering.
So knowing that - knowing the article is a piece about how Sarah Palin has image issues and is a crash-and-burn waiting to happen - why not use the cover as an editorial cartoon?
Using this cheesecake photo of Palin on the cover with Carrie Prejean still fresh in everybody's mind is absolutely intentional.
Yes, of course, it's the difference between apples and... hard core pornography. But I doubt I'm the only one realizing "attractive female conservatives" are having image issues this month.
If you like Palin, this probably infuriates you. But if she makes the hairs on the back of your brain stem stand up, I'm sure you feel otherwise.
That being said, this is another instance of the wolf-killer who cried "victim" crying victim once more. From Obama (lipstick on the pig), then David Letterman (who clearly told an ill-conceived joke) and now Newsweek... this self-described pitbull with lipstick sure tends to spend a lot of time whimpering like a poodle that got her paw caught in a car door.
This photo wasn't taken before she entered national politics... this is from two months ago, as she was trying to position herself as an intelligent voice for the Conservative movement.
This photo was a choice - just like, say, whipping crowds into racist frenzies before the election, or marginalizing moderate conservatives after it. And as with all of her choices that come back to bite her, the problems they cause, the failures they become... they're always somebody else's fault.
They have to be, right? The alternative is, Sarah is the oblivious one, Sarah is the one that's making the bad choices, Sarah is the one being rejected... and that's clearly unacceptable.
Remember: You don't quit Sarah Palin - Sarah Palin quits you.