Sometimes you hear the craziest things on the radio in juxtaposition. You know, like when they play “Cat Scratch Fever” just before they play “Walk This Way.” Or when they play an erectile dysfunction medication commercial just before they play “Hurts So Good.” This writer was out doing errands, listening to NPR when one of the newscasters announced that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin had launched a political action committee, SarahPAC, to raise donations to finance her speaking engagements and to help out other Republican office-seeking candidates. Having already heard about SarahPAC and uninterested, I switched stations and was invited to come to a strip club to see Sarah Palin naked.
It seems that Lisa Ann, the porn star that starred in the Hustler video, “Who’s Nailin’ Paylin?” is in Atlanta appearing at the adult entertainment establishment, the Pink Pony South, in Forest Park, Georgia. Included in her four-night performance schedule, Lisa Ann hosts a “Sarah Palin Nude Look-Alike Contest” on Lisa Ann’s final night, Saturday, January 31st.
The radio ad asks if you ever wondered what Sarah Palin looked like naked. It invites those who think they look like Sarah Palin to head on down and enter the nude look-alike contest. The grand prize is a luxury cruise for two to Alaska.
Not only did I find these two bits of radio programming amusing when heard back-to-back, I was struck by the irony that is Sarah Palin’s public persona.
The irony in all of this Sarah Palin hooplah may be lost on most, finding the Sarah Palin craze resembling nothing more than a pop culture fad, but the irony exists nonetheless.
Sarah Palin has become a right-wing political icon, offered up as a paragon of female success, of moral uprightness, both in the family values arena as well as the political. A mother of five, Palin not only exemplifies the ultimate neoconservative woman, she also belongs to one of the most straight-laced religious sects in Christianity. That she quickly became and remains a sex symbol is the ultimate irony.
Lisa Ann made headlines earlier this year when she was chosen after answering a casting call to play Sarah Palin in a Hustler adult movie, “Who’s Nailin’ Paylin?”, being made about the attractive governor. The movie was later released on the internet on Hustler.com before Election Day.
But the faux Sarah Palin frolicking naked in the snows of Alaska with Russians and snow machine mechanics was not the first the public heard of Sarah Palin nude or naked. There was a general internet frenzy when Palin was first announced as Senator John McCain’s running mate for the 2008 presidential election. Armed with the foreknowledge the Governor of Alaska was a beauty contest participant years ago, the internet was on fire with searches for Sarah Palin nude, naked pictures, video, in a bikini, or anything compromising.
A photoshopped image of Sarah Palin’s head on a gun-wielding, flag bikini – wearing woman’s body caught fire but was quickly debunked.
A painter in Chicago painted a nude portrait of Palin and hung it in his wife’s bar.
A porn mogul offered Palin and her husband Todd millions to star in a real porn movie.
But Lisa Ann was as close to seeing the very conservative Sarah Palin naked as anyone was and will be likely to get.
From ultra-conservative political mother to international sex symbol – that’s irony.
SarahPAC and the Lisa Ann hosted nude Sarah Palin contests are unaffiliated (but SarahPAC would probably bring in a lot more money if they were).
“Cat Scratch Fever” is a song by Ted Nugent. “Walk This Way” is performed by the inestimable Aerosmith. “Hurts So Good” is the hit song by John (Cougar) Mellencamp.