Viewing politicians through the lens of their physical attraction is not limited to women.
John Edwards got it far worse than Sarah Palin.
In November 2000, People magazine named John Edwards as its choice for the "sexiest politician alive." A sampling of news and blog post titles:
- 51 Thoughts on the Apparent Sexiness of John Edwards
- John Edwards, Sexy Beast?
- JOHN EDWARDS IS TOTALLY HOT! (Orlando Weekly)
Would his $400 haircut have made as many waves if he wasn't so attractive? Conservatives ragged him over his looks. A blogger at Michelle Malkin's site wrote, "Edwards, who essentially rose to prominence because of his pretty face and his bouncy hair, has now come full-circle on his Iraq position."
How about President Obama's shirtless picture that topped the news for days? ABC ran with "President Beefcake? D.C. magazine to feature shirtless Obama on cover". Other story leads: "Who would have guessed that President-elect Obama is ripped?" and from the NY Post, "Just call him "Ab"-bama. Buff-bodied President-elect Barack Obama put his chiseled frame on full display..."
Tina Brown today, on the Newsweek cover: [More..]
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