Newsweek magazine dug up an old Runner’s World photo of Sarah Palin in running shorts and used it on the cover for a story entitled How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sarah?

So Sarah’s pissed. She called the cover “sexist” and conservative pundits are weighing in with bombastic self-righteous indignation.

Odd. These same pundits gleefully promoted Palin as the new sex symbol for the GOP when the John McCain campaign plucked her from obscurity in a desperation effort to salvage the 2008 Presidential election.

But Sarah, wearing a bright-red, form-fitting top in the photo, is seeing red over the cover photo.

On her Facebook Page, Palin posted:

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.

Do anything to draw attention? Sounds like a former Alaska governor to us.


  1. What is that saying about a picture and a thousand words? Be honest, people. When you look at that picture what’s going through your mind? “WOW! How smart she looks!” or “WOW! What a pair of legs!”

    It doesn’t matter how many books she “writes” a picture like this has said it all very clearly what she really is.

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