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September 9, 2008

Palin Blow-Back: Kissing Up To John Juan


Here’s my Twitter Tweet regarding this morning’s front-page pander-fest:

NYT Pg. 1 pix re: how McCain & Palin hug vs. handshake. Shows John Juan-Palin hug, then Cindy kiss. Media kissing up after Palin critiques?

And, if I had another another 21 characters to work with, I might have added:  So much for the age issue!

I don’t care how politically incorrect it is to come back to this, but part of the irresistible Palin play — on the flip-side of yesterday’s Madonna thing — is her impact as an object of seduction.

To Have (as a Running Mate), and to Hold (Politely) (NYT/Bumiller)

(image: Stephen Crowley/NYT)

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