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May 11, 2011

Republicans Get Semi-Naked To Publicize an Important Cause: Their Chests

On the cover of Men's Health, Republican Representative Aaron Shock poses semi-shirtless, showing off his abs, which isn't so much a sixpack as much as a case of forties.

This vulgar, tasteless display fills me with the overwhelming desire to curl up and nestle in the hollow of his pecs. Like a little squirrel who's found a wonderful new nest, where I'll always be safe and always be protected.

No but seriously, I never know what to make of this. Okay, I guess it tends to fight the stereotype the media has of Republicans. That's good.

On the other hand, it does so by validating the liberal media's criteria of valuation. Pretty is good.

Plus, I hate guys showing off their abs. It's vulgar. That's why I don't do it. In fact, I find it so vulgar I have taken great precautions to make sure I never cross this line, such as dilligently encasing my rippling abs in a protective slab of Modesty Fat.

I expect the Moronettes will disagree with my take on Shock.

On the other hand, there's Meghan McCain, who really, really, really wants you to know she's not that kind of Republican.

Like shock, she bares some skin for "a good cause," ego, but also with the back-up cause of public awareness. He poses to publicize a get fit campaign (I won't be joining that; if anything, I need to add layers to the Modesty Fat, because the abs are always threatening to ripple and sheen in a provocative manner), she poses to raise awareness of skin cancer.

Maybe I'm just a cranky old prude, but I'm really tired of PETA, and everyone else, deciding that nudity (or suggested nudity) is the hip new way to sell "issues" and "awareness."

And yet, as much as I would like to say "This shocks no one anymore, please, stop, you're just embarrassing yourselves, seriously," here we go again, with me biting hard and linking it.

In a Tweet, she clarifies she wasn't actually nude, but in a "juicy tube dress," whatever that is, but it really sounds like a sausage casing, so she shouldn't say that.

Glenn Beck gets very mean about it and repeatedly plays a vomiting sound effect when he mentions Meghan McCain.

Ehhhh... maybe it's a dumb chivalry thing but I don't like that.

You might, though.

I do note that Meghan McCain keeps finding a way to make a spectacle of herself. Her choice. But the media seems very praiseworthy of her attention-seeking.

But they savage, say, Bristol Palin for her various choices.

That's not Meghan McCain's fault and I'm sure if you asked her she'd say that's wrong.

But I think that is in the mix here, of general animus towards her (as shown by Beck). She gets a pass on this sort of thing, and we all know why. It's not like anyone bothers to hide it anymore.

Thanks to gg and a commenter calling him/herself "moron/ettes."

Shock? A teal belt with white pants.

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posted by Ace at 03:18 PM

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