Posted on | August 4, 2010 | 165 Comments
North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven is 47 points ahead in a Senate campaign that is, by all odds, the closest thing to a surefire pick-up for Republicans this fall. And yet it appears that there are some fiendish Democrats who hope that “family values” conservatives will be horrified to discover that the governor’s daughter Marcela looks good in a bikini:
Three years ago, when a North Dakota political blog reported that Marcela, 23 at the time, had a modeling portfolio online, the photos disappeared the next day. The existence of this lone remaining photo (posted at a North Dakota State University student forum) was brought to my attention by a source who asked my opinion as a communications professional: Is this a scandal?
Short answer: Of course not.
Conservatives are not only smarter and more patriotic than liberals, we’re also better-looking. It’s high time we stopped letting liberals get inside our heads and tell us that it’s some kind of “hypocrisy” for conservatives even to acknowledge the existence of sex.
Here’s a cluebat for you: Mrs. Other McCain and I have six kids. Do you think that might have something to do with the fact that the missus looked good in a swimsuit, to say nothing of my notorious Speedo? On what planet is that supposed to be a scandal?
Remember when Democrats thought they could take down Scott Brown for his Cosmo centerfold? Remember when Democrats tried to make it a “scandal” that Scott Brown’s daughters wore bikinis? And do you remember how Scott Brown kicked their Democrat butts on Election Day?
It’s 2010, conservatives — this year, we’re taking sexy back.
(P.S.: Marcela Hoeven works at First Western Bank & Trust in Minot, N.D., which her family has operated for three generations. So she’s a Republican who looks good in a bikini and can balance a checkbook. What’s not to like about that?)
UPDATE (Smitty): Instalanche! Thanks, Professor Reynolds!
UPDATE II (RSM): Everyone is thoroughly scandalized:
- “Shocking,” says Dave C at Point of a Gun.
- “Shocking,” says Doug Hagin at Daley Gator.
- Bob Belvedere at Camp of the Saints is so shocked he can barely speak.
- “A national crisis,” says Joe at NoVa Townhall.
- Pete Da Tech Guy wonders what they’ll say in Dubai.
Liberals always like to act shocked that conservative women can be sexy and conservative. . . . They like to paint conservatives as frigid, dried up, ugly old prudes, and of course, that couldn’t be further from the truth. . . . They’re always shocked when bikini photos do not, in fact, derail conservative candidates’ campaigns.
Exactly what I’ve been trying to explain to Christine O’Donnell‘s campaign staff, but . . .
UPDATE III: If you’ve ever wondered what John Hoeven’s Democratic opponent looks like in a bikini, you’re obviously in need of psychological counseling.
Speaking of twisted minds, what about Judge Walker’s decision in San Francisco v. Schwarzenegger?