Posted by: Tony Carson | 17 November, 2009

Palin looks like she’s runnin’

I’m loving this photo of Sarah Palin and the head and subhead. To me it kind of says it all: at first blush, Sarah with the flag as pom-pom.

But she didn’t like it.


“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.” — Sarah Palin in Huff Post’s Sarah Palin: Newsweek Cover “Sexist”



  1. There is something very cavalier and almost disrespectful about the manner in which the US flag is draped over the back of the chair, basically as a prop for Palin.

    She may have gotten flak over the photo when it was originally used and now she’s spinning it to her advantage: “Oh look! The evul librul media is sexist, yadda-yadda-yadda.

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