Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Oh God, I think I agree with Sarah Palin

Newsweek has a story on Palin this week. The cover picture is one taken of her for Runner's World in which she appears in pigtails, a warm up jacket, shorts and glistening legs.

"The choice of photo for the cover of this week's Newsweek is unfortunate," [Palin] wrote. "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." (Quote from HuffingtonPost.com)

And, those are all sentences with nouns and verbs, subjects and so on. The only quibble I have, shouldn't it be the plural "subjects" when referring to health and fitness? I could be wrong, the subject is compound requiring the singular subject? And she used "for which" and "to which!" Hell, she didn't write it, did she?

I'd have done a montage with her face, the coastline of Siberia, a thousand dollar dress or two, a wolf, a big gun, a clip of Obama's birth certificate and other symbols of her recent career as a celebrity. But that's me.


Anonymous said...

It was certainly interesting for me to read that blog. Thank you for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to this matter. I would like to read more soon.

Jeni said...

Definitely a requirement would be a copy of Obama's birth certificate! Loved that one, Dave.

The Curmudgeon said...

I saw the cover. Whatever we may think of her politics or her intellect, she is a lot better looking than the average American politician.

Dave said...

Well Anon, thanks for the robot comment; but where's the link to the phishing or Viagra site?

Thanks Jeni.

Curmudgeon, I don't know, sometimes I just want some competence.

J said...

Dave - You are right on. Obama is living proof that good looks don't equal competence.