If Pinstripes Were Nipples

December 29, 2008

Michelle Malkin observes the obscene double standard the media reserves for Republicans as exemplified by the way the Washington Post covers presidential fitness.

Fit Republican president = Selfish, indulgent, creepy fascist.

Fit Democratic president = Disciplined, health-conscious Adonis role model.

The good news: In just a few short weeks, W. will be able to exercise in peace, free from the disapproving glares of journalists now rushing to mop the sweat — er, the glisten — from Barack Obama’s hallowed brow.

And when you read the following quote from the Washington Post regarding the sun glinted, chiseled, sculpted pectorals of the President Elect, it’s hard not to be a little creeped out.

“The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weightlifting sessions each week, and a body toned by regular treadmill runs and basketball games.”

-Eli Zaslow

This is what the media is focusing on? It makes me think of a quote from the Leonardo DiCaprio film “Catch Me If You Can”

Frank Abagnale Sr.: You know why the Yankees always win, Frank?
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: ‘Cause they have Mickey Mantle?
Frank Abagnale Sr.: No, it’s ’cause the other teams can’t stop staring at those damn pinstripes.

Eli, do you think that you can take your eyes off of Barack’s chiseled pinstripes for a few years, or should you be moved off of the front page and into the style section?

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