Following all the criticism Sarah Palin received for dressing "hot" this past week, she appeared on the Today Show to answer some questions about the Letterman issue. Notice how conservativelly dressed she is, notice the old librarian hairstyle.
Sarah Palin switches from hot to matronly to suit the occasion.
She claims Letterman's jokes contribute to a culture that devalues young women. Hello? This is the hot governor who can't see how the image she chose to project devalues other women's achievements. This is the hot candidate who sexualized the vice presidential campaign.
The hot governor who claims her children perform official state duties so she can charge the state for their travel wants the media to stay away from her children.
As state officials I would think they're open to scrutiny like any other state officials, no? Can Sarah Palin have it both ways?
Sarah Palin has a family member for every occasion. Trig for Down's Syndrome, Bristol for teenage pregnancy, Piper for hockey games and cutesy moments, Track for serving in Iraq, a nephew for autism, husband Todd for rugged sports and a spot of advertising his sponsor for no personal gain at all, etc etc.
Willow was the wise one, so far. She spotted Trig's Down's Syndrome, she was quoted in a Glen Beck interview as having insight into the economy, the girl was the clever one.
Last weekend Willow appeared at a fundraising event in skimpy shorts and tight t-shirt. I mentioned it before. The shorts would have been OK in a more private setting, but it was a poor choice in the circumstances, as were Sarah Palin's red Franco Sarto's and mini skirt.
There's no evidence that Willow was at the game which became the focus of jokes, counter-attacks and which now appears to have turned into an endless saga, but Sarah Palin's fanclub, C4P, was very quick to suggest Letterman was advocating statutory rape and all that.
I doubt Letterman can tell the Palin girls apart and probably can't even name them. The jokes were aimed equally at Palin's eldest , A Rod and Spitzer in a certain context. C4P and the Palin camp removed the jokes from that context and turned them into something that's much more offensive to Letterman than to any of the Palin children.
Some are asking for a backlash against President Obama's girls, saying liberals are hypocrites. The big difference here is that President Obama never exposed his daughters to the same degree, they were at school for most of the campaign, not being paraded up and down the country as political props. President Obama never claimed his daughters were entitled to free travel as state officials. He never used his family for political gain.
So, Sarah Palin, I'll ask you again: sit down and shut up.