Dominatrix Palin Wants to Whip Drooling Nation
Extreme views make GOP's fox less attractive
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2008 11:20 AM CDT
"To anyone who isn't a true believer, Palin comes across not as a fantasy pinup, but as a dominatrix. And the S/M demographic isn't going to put the Republicans over the top," writes Gary Kamiya.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin has turned out to be a big hit with voters, many of whom think she’s hot, writes Greg Kamiya on Salon. Republicans have made a play for America’s gonads, hoping to make the election a referendum on “the perceived doability of the governor of Alaska.” But Democrats shouldn’t panic, he says, because to independent voters “Palin comes across not as a fantasy pinup, but as a dominatrix.”

GOP convention-goers practically squealed as Palin “bent Obama and the Democrats over, shoved a leather gag in their mouths and flogged them as un-American wimps,” writes Kamiya. But non-believers are probably afraid Palin will turn the whip on them, and Palin’s views are so radically conservative that they ought to scare away the independents McCain needs. That is, he says, unless voters “turn out to be a herd of masochistic moose, yearning to be field-dressed.”