Videos: Sarah Palin, from porn films to Pakistani compliments

Article published on Oct. 29, 2008
Article published on Oct. 29, 2008
cJohn McCain’s Republican running mate for the US presidential elections on 4 November has become a live blessing for television and the internet, who exhibit a certain machismo in their criticism

Sarah Heath, the journalist

The journalism profession is usually corporate, defending its members when they play out of the professional bullring. Nevertheless during the nineties, Sarah Palin, then known by her maiden name as Sarah Heath, presented the sports slot on a news programme. This is one of the most popular videos of the journalism and communication graduate from the University of Idaho on the net. It doesn’t exactly do much for her image

Sarah Palin, flirted with by Bhutto’s widower

When Sarah Palin met Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari in New York during the UN general assembly on 26 September, he called her more ‘gorgeous’ than she appeared on television, and quipped that he now knew ‘why the whole of America is crazy about you.’ Hey, opposition candidate Barack Obama is just as hot, but we never hear any comments about that...

Sarah Palin, Obama’s lipstick on a pig

And it was precisely Obama who made the unfortunate comment during a campaign rally on 9 September in Virgina: ‘You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. You can wrap up an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink after eight years. We've had enough.’ It was viewed as a subtle allusion to Palin after she had joked that lipstick was the only thing that separated a pitbull and a hockey mum, which she has described herself as being. But would she have got the same insinuations from Obama if she were a man?

Sarah Palin, porn idol

We’ve never seen porn films be connected with American candidates in the history of their elections. Except now for the vice-presidential running candidate. The news hit the streets on 2 October

Sarah Palin, meet Tina Fey 

In general, you can’t be an American presidential candidate without having the mickey taken out of you by some well-known comedian. This year Tina Fey took the frameless glasses limelight, appearing regularly across US television and the world’s internet. But there are Obama imitators too