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Sarah Palin in a Miniskirt
McCain announced his decision yesterday (Friday) that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be his running mate, and already the photoshopped pics of Palin are starting to circulate.

Actually, this picture of Palin in a miniskirt seems to predate Friday's announcement, but now that she's on the ticket with McCain it's begun to appear everywhere.

It definitely is photoshopped -- a case of head transplantation. The real picture of Palin, from which her head was lifted, seems to be the one below, posted on Flickr by "marymary81" on Feb. 1, 2007.



Update: I added the image to the Hoax Photo Database.
Categories: Photos/Videos, Politics
Posted by The Curator on Sun Aug 31, 2008
Comments (14)
That picture may be fake, but she WAS a beauty pageant contestant a few years back.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Sun Aug 31, 2008  at  03:52 AM
Why would you even care if a politician has at some point in their past worn a mini-skirt?
Posted by Pedro  in  UK  on  Sun Aug 31, 2008  at  06:34 AM
It's all about image, Pedro. It may be no big deal for a normal person. But a VP candidate is not a normal person. They're supposed to project an air of authority and gravitas, which they can't do in a miniskirt.

For instance, Obama is a smoker (trying to quit), but a picture of him smoking would project the wrong image to the voters. Thus, his campaign has gone to extraordinary lengths to block all such images.

Remember that picture of Dukakis in a tank? For a normal person it would be no big deal to look stupid in a tank. But as a presidential candidate, that image alone probably cost him the election.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Sun Aug 31, 2008  at  11:43 AM
Until the GOP proves otherwise, I'm still convinced that it's real, and I'm going to continue to tell everyone I know that it's real...especially those nice old, religious, conservative voters in places like Tennessee and Kentucky. I suspect they would be completely turned off by a picture like this, and might even stay home in November.

Karl Rove has taught me well.
Posted by Pumalicious!  in  Fremont  on  Sun Aug 31, 2008  at  12:48 PM
Just wait until those pictures of Obama in a miniskirt are leaked.
Posted by Sakano  in  Ohio  on  Sun Aug 31, 2008  at  04:40 PM
Damn you, Sakano! You beat me to the joke.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Sun Aug 31, 2008  at  08:42 PM
Pumalicious!, DOITDOITDOIT.
Coming from Tennessee, I know all too many people like that. >.<
Posted by Lucy Boomcrackle  in  Tennessee  on  Mon Sep 01, 2008  at  12:46 AM
"It's all about image, Pedro."

Which is a pretty succinct summing-up of everything that's wrong with American politics.
Posted by Dumbfounded  on  Mon Sep 01, 2008  at  10:44 AM
I thought for sure that her candidacy for VP was going to be the real hoax...
Posted by fuzzfoot  in  potland, or  on  Mon Sep 01, 2008  at  12:23 PM
Speaking of bizarre stuff about Sarah Palin, she has five children, whom she named Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig. Obviously, she hates her own kids. Willow and Piper are weird but sort of believable as names. But Track and Trig??? What kind of names are those??
Posted by Big Gary  in  Junction, Texas  on  Mon Sep 01, 2008  at  02:28 PM
Maybe Sarah Palin just drives around town and picks the names for her kids from things she sees as she goes.

"Look, a discarded trigonometry text book!"

"Hey, a railroad track!"

"Up in the air, a Piper Cub!"

"Oooh, an empty bottle of Harvey's Bristol Cream."

"Honey, is that an elm tree or a willow? Willow? Gotcha."
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Tue Sep 02, 2008  at  04:30 AM
The one in the miniskirt is the real pic. Than fangirl lifted the face from it, and pasted it next to her own.

(Just joking...)
Posted by Christophe Thill  on  Tue Sep 02, 2008  at  08:01 AM
My favorite photoshop re Palin is on the Stereotype and Society web site: http://stereotypeandsociety.typepad.com
Posted by B. J. Moose  in  New York  on  Tue Sep 02, 2008  at  02:06 PM
I wish people would quit photoshopping celebs/politicians heads onto my body. Sheesh!
Posted by DC  in  Los Angeles, CA  on  Tue Sep 02, 2008  at  06:25 PM
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