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Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:25 pm

There is apparently a controversy of some sort regarding this picture.

For the life of me, I can’t remember what it is.

61 Responses to “Controversy!”

  1. I looked at his picture for a good few minutes before I realized who that young lady was. My thinking was, ‘who is that lucky dude… is that Todd?’

    I wonder what the problem is. I guess because she’s amazingly attractive in this picture.

    How many kids has she had? Those are some damn fine genetics.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  2. You know what this reminds me of? Where I used to teach, there was a woman who taught in the Chemistry department. A really nice woman, quite serious and good natured. Anyway, she and her husband had a child. And the woman would breast feed that child, from time to time, during lunch in the faculty lunchroom.

    The woman was always discrete and very classy. I’m very old fashioned, so you should trust me that there was nothing untoward in her behavior in any way.

    So a fellow I knew in the Physics department groused to me one day that the woman was “flashing her boobs” in the lunchroom, and it made him uncomfortable.

    “Why do you spend so much time looking at her chest, if it makes you so uncomfortable?” I asked him.

    That seems like the same thing going on here. I suspect a whole lot of jealousy from the women who posted on this originally. And it is ironic, coming from women who claim to despise the objectification of women.

    Of course, “D” in this context does not refer to cup size, but to party affiliation.

    Eric Blair (e2121c)

  3. damn shame she’s wearing a bra….. what woman hating twit invented those anyway?


    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  4. “You’re a sweet-walkin’, sexy-talkin’, honky-tonkin’ lady.
    The men are gonna love ya and the women gonna hate ya.
    Remindin’ them of everything they’re never gonna be.
    It could be the beginning of World War Three.”


    Mike LaRoche (d4323e)

  5. Whomever pulled me out of that would be crowned king of England.

    pdb (9cf098)

  6. It’s a little too easy to disprove this contention,
    it’s her guts, her integrity that commend, much like with Haley

    ian cormac (ba1de9)

  7. Her critics should fear that she has more cajones than Obama or any other Dems.

    Does anyone believe she would have to have a meeting to figure out who’s a** to kick?

    MU789 (6179ff)

  8. THAT Seinfeld episode comes to mind…

    “They’re real … and they’re spectacular!”

    aunursa (484069)

  9. Are those her bluebells? Someone contact The Atlantic for clarification.

    Mitch (e40959)

  10. That guy’s shirt doesn’t photograph well? The red and white tends to look like its pink, or something.

    #2 Eric Blair:

    You know what this reminds me of?

    Now that you mention it, I remember it being rather common to see mother’s breast feeding infants in public when I was younger…usually with some kind of little blanket for modesty’s sake. But it seems to me that you could see that just about everywhere, on the bus, at the department store, at a restaurant… Odd thing for us to have become prudes about, considering the devolution of public manners.

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  11. Good grief!

    To: Liberal women


    jakee308 (ace517)

  12. Todd is a very lucky man. No wonder he is smiling.

    marie (02b253)

  13. The gossip blogs are claiming this is “evidence” that Palin got implants. Personally, I don’t see it, and I looked at the photo very closely. For science, of course.

    Sean P (6f6c60)

  14. And that’s the worst thing they can say about her? What if she did, even?

    Wasn’t it Obama who showed us his bare torso.

    My goodness.

    MD in Philly (5a98ff)

  15. Proof! Proof, I tell you! That photo is proof that Palin is not the mother of Trig and that in fact, those lumps on her chest?, those are alien parasites about to hatch.

    And if you don’t agree with me you are a racist, homophobic, woman hating right wing extremist.

    Oh, look! It’s a vagina! Eeeeeeeeeek! Run away, run away!

    Andrew Sullivan (e383ed)

  16. MD – he did not show us his torso, he showed us his moobs. Other than the leftists who are objectifying her love bags, who really cares if they are real or fake?

    JD (04ebf2)

  17. i don’t know if Palin has gotten a boob job, but I will say this. I think we need an in-depth photo spread to check.

    On the other hand, if Nancy Pelosi is ever accused of getting a boob job, i don’t want to know and i don’t want any examination of the evidence.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

    there was a man in that pic?
    Haiku go ga-ga

    ColonelHaiku (57a85b)

  19. “. . .if Nancy Pelosi is ever accused of getting a boob job, i don’t want to know . . . ”

    Well, Nancy Pelosi is a boob.

    Mark L (1eb0e1)

  20. nancy pelosi
    nancy with the laughing eyes
    blood sucking grandma

    ColonelHaiku (57a85b)

  21. a haiku a day
    can keep the doctor away
    more means I batshit

    ColonelHaiku (57a85b)

  22. At first I thought it was Bo Derek.

    I’m going to the gym…now!

    Patricia (160852)

  23. Yeah, there is definitely a huge heaving controversy about this picture. The controversy is why I haven’t printed out that picture and taken it to my bunk.

    What a bunch of scared little weasels the left has devolved into-all because a strong, gorgeous and intelligent women who was involved in politics had the nerve not to abort her kid or look like a snarling crew cut feminist college professor.

    KingShamus (fb8597)

  24. Offtrack I know, but thought you might want to do a column about it.

    A fine example of the “religion of peace”.

    Taliban hang 7-year-old boy accused of being a spy, suicide bomber kills 40 at Afghanistan wedding

    peedoffamerican (cab87d)

  25. Hmmmm.

    You know what would make me laugh so hard I’d cough up a lung?

    If Todd Palin went on live TV and said:

    They’re real … and they’re spectacular!

    memomachine (24fbc0)

  26. memomachine – That would be a riot.

    JD (de02cc)

  27. I think the photographer caught SP “on the bounce” there. Not implants.

    gp (72be5d)

  28. I had a dream that I stumbled out of Sarah Palin’s garden and found myself in a desert. I was then chased and terrorized by a two humped camel…

    Andrew Sullivan (c35715)

  29. How very racktacular. :-) The spiteful, gossipy reaction from Moonbatistan was predictable.

    M. Scott Eiland (dcaa3e)

  30. So annoying. It doesn’t look like she had implants, but even if she did, who cares?

    Bras are amazing things these days. They can make flat boobs look full and “A” cups look like “C” cups. Now if I’m going to be irritated at Sarah it’s because she didn’t support Chuck Devore. That makes her a boob to me.

    pajama momma (f7d2bf)

  31. Patrick, you are always posting this kind of thing to try to deflect all those gay rumors. They are not going away, hon

    Bart (6c6299)

  32. Remember the picture of the Governor in college wearing a sweatshirt imprinted:”I may be flat broke, but I’m not flat busted.” No, indeed.

    great unknown (261470)

  33. That is hot.

    HeavenSent (a9126d)

  34. Controversy? I volunteer to check it out. You know, provided I got permission and not a 12 gauge welcome. Nevermind.

    Thomas (acd353)

  35. The only D boobs we should be worried about are the ones elected to Congress.

    Adjoran (b94778)

  36. One way to draw more interest in your blog would be to leave that picture at the top of your webpage for awhile.

    pk (4bf1aa)

  37. Funny how the Governor of Alaska has real boobs, and The President of the United States is a real boob…

    Tex Lovera (30e140)

  38. I’m seriously curious about who makes that foundation garment – a good t-shirt bra is difficult to come by.

    Wonder if Oprah could find that out?

    em (017d3c)

  39. “…And Sun readers don’t care who runs the country providing she has big tits.”

    Yes, Prime Minister

    tehag (95d14e)

  40. “damn shame she’s wearing a bra… her love bags… boob job… in-depth photo spread… racktacular…” You know, when I was a kid I thought that Conservatives were all high class people. I guess that’s because my dad was. He spoke respectfully of women, and men too for that matter. He was more interested in people’s ideas and principles than in cheap shots about their appearance. I used to think it was only Democrats who talked about people as if they were things.

    Sarah Palin is a great person. She’s had some remarkable accomplishments and I like what I’ve seen of her core principles. Best of all, she talks straight, and she mostly seems to act consistently with what she says. I would hope and expect that her husband would love such a remarkable woman even if she were not as attractive as she is in this photo. But if he does love her that much, then some of the people posting here had better hope they never meet him. If I were Todd Palin and you were talking about my wife like that, I’d not react well.

    Gesundheit (cfa313)

  41. #40 Gesundheit:

    He was more interested in people’s ideas and principles than in cheap shots about their appearance.

    Don’t misread the comments here~a gentleman is a gentleman precisely because he can see beyond the petty foibles of others.

    That certainly shouldn’t prevent a gentleman from having a little fun at the expense of those who fail to see that Sarah Palin is attractive person precisely because of her principles and ideas, and who are instead bound up in her personal appearance.

    And believe me, it is no surprise to Todd Palin that others, men and women both, think his wife an attractive woman.

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  42. I always thought a gentleman was somebody who owned horses.

    Frank Drebbin (8096f2)

  43. >>For the life of me, I can’t remember what it is

    You misspelled “they are.”

    Otto Zilch (02feaa)

  44. Her critics should fear that she has more cajones than Obama or any other Dems.

    I don’t know about her cajones, but her political instincts are pure RINO.

    Subotai (cb0950)

  45. I agree with EW1. A lot of the reaction here is simply having fun at the horror nutcases are expressing that Sarah dares to be a pretty lady, a mom, and a leader.

    Gesundheit is right, Sarah Palin deserves more respect than this, but it is funny to note that this ‘horrible’ issue of her appearance Newsweek et al bring up isn’t exactly a strike against her.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  46. Ya think that a*hole journalist might actually have known something we didn’t?

    HeavenSent (a9126d)

  47. She’s hot. Todd’s hot.


    Vivian Louise (eeeb3a)

  48. If the nutcases are horrified that Sarah Palin is simultaneously a lady and a leader, besides being an attractive woman, then perhaps conservative gentlemen ought to treat her like a lady. I’m all for poking fun – but this seems like a strange way to do it. It disrespects the person we admire, instead of casting disrespect on the people who have insulted her.

    Gesundheit (cfa313)

  49. in terms of evaluating a woman’s appearance, let me explain that there are two types of (straight) men:

    1) men who freely admit that when they see a woman they ALWAYS seize her up as a potential mate, however unlikely it is for them to have the opportunity, however committed they are not to cheat on another. they are just hard-wired to do that, even if they wouldn’t or couldn’t act on their desires.

    2) men who do but lie about it.

    The key isn’t to deny that we straight guys like to look at sexy women. The key is to admit it to ourselves and not let that pollute our analysis of other issues. So Sarah Palin is hot. Okay. It has nothing to do with whether she was a good governor, or whether she would make a good president.

    So i can make jokes about admiring her body and it has nothing to do with my evaluation of her as a politician.

    And, btw, forgetting her looks, you know, this is my view. I think she is a workmanlike administrator. I am not wowed by anything she has done, but she seems to have been thoroughly competent. Is she the best possible choice for president? No. I mean off the top of my head, I think Rudy Giuliani is more ready to be president than Palin. But then again, if it is a contest between four more years of Obama and a bowl of fruit as president, I just might go with the fruit. I think it is almost literally impossible for us to do worse than Obama.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  50. Second (and I’m posting twice because I can’t figure out how to start a new paragraph), the reason her liberal opponents go crazy over a photo like this is because they think that being conservative, especially being pro-life, Christian, and socially conservative, is roughly like being Amish. They figure it somehow reveals Palin as a hypocrite if she appears physically attractive. What they don’t get is that Christians and conservatives are not against sex. They just know that God created it, and it’s a great thing, and it’s for a husband and wife in a loving and committed relationship. Lowlife hooting and cat calls don’t seem to express that attitude, nor do they put a courageous Christian lady in the best light.

    Gesundheit (cfa313)

  51. Enough said. I’ll quit being the buzz kill.

    Gesundheit (cfa313)

  52. It disrespects the person we admire, instead of casting disrespect on the people who have insulted her.

    I don’t believe this is the case on this thread – let’s agree that Palin has used her good looks in part to reach more people who may be interested in her thoughts and POV. I think if she read these comments she’d actually be flattered, not offended. She’s not the politically – correct type anyway, correct?

    Dmac (3d61d9)

  53. This may, in the end, be Palin’s greatest contribution to conservative political fortunes: She suckers the chattering left in to reminding everybody that they are, well, snots.

    Neo (7830e6)

  54. > “They’re real … and they’re spectacular!”

    Except that Teri Hatcher’s aren’t really all that spectacular.

    > Her critics should fear that she has more cajones than Obama or any other Dems.

    No, they fear she has more cojones than Obama AND ALL other Dems.

    It’s the same thing as GWB.

    > Does anyone believe she would have to have a meeting to figure out who’s a** to kick?

    No indeed.

    > On the other hand, if Nancy Pelosi is ever accused of getting a boob job, i don’t want to know and i don’t want any examination of the evidence.

    Pelosi did have a “boob job”, but in her case, it was actually a thorough trepanning.

    Waxman, Obama, and Reid have also had the same operation.

    > “…And Sun readers don’t care who runs the country providing she has big tits.”
    > Yes, Prime Minister

    Yes, but that’s the UK. They’re kinda like France but without the quiche. Look how they’ve rolled over and given up their guns, and HAVEN’T raised holy hell when this sort of BS occurs: “(Police) warned her that it was illegal to carry an ‘offensive weapon’ even at home.” Try and pull that crap in America and see how long you stay in office. They’ve all become quiche eaters who just happen to prefer tea and scones. Wrap Winston Churchill’s corpse in copper wire and put a couple large magnets around his grave and you could solve Europe’s energy needs for decades to come.

    IgotBupkis (79d71d)

  55. Controversy? What up with that? So, Sarah Palin could get a job at Hooter’s. So what.

    ropelight (a3e072)

  56. Is it just me, or does Todd’s chin remind you of Dick Tracy?

    htom (412a17)

  57. Everyone knows you are supposed to wear your nametag on the right side. Sheesh Todd!!

    rudytbone (81fe1f)

  58. Yup. Todd Palin is hot. But I don’t see the controversy there.

    Oh, and his wife ain’t too bad either.

    Dana (1e5ad4)

  59. This is silly.

    One need only google something like “sarah palin beauty pagenat photos” to see 1984 pix of her competing in a swimsuit.

    Remember how the Left chortled over those photos during the election? One look at them and once can see that the recent photos are consistent with those earlier ones.

    jim2 (fc7836)

  60. That guy sort of behind Todd – I’ve got the same lapel pin.

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  61. Okay. Greta just talked with SP about the oil spill, Obama and this here controversy. “So did you have breast implants,” asked she. And Sarah said, noo. She said that the media is doing its thing, and all of that. Newsweek, now printing a Saint Sarah issue complete with halo has nothing substantive going on. And that she, Sarah, has to think about the implant matter as an extra unnecessary element… like what do I wear so that “my chest area” is not the focus over what’s being said.

    So there’s your update, guys. It’s “On The Record”.

    Vermont Neighbor (5b9a87)

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