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Kristi Noem: ‘She Is Legit Hot’

Posted on | February 21, 2011 | 13 Comments

The freshman Republican from South Dakota is a 39-year-old mother of three who has, alas, been objectified:

Recently rated “hottest freshman” in Congress by Huffington Post readers, a throng of photographers greeted her at the airport when she first arrived in the nation’s capital. “She walked right into a hornets’ nest — there were paparazzi at the airport!” Hustead said.
With a beaming smile and big, Western hair, Noem is attractive enough to provoke frequent references from male Republican operatives. “I hear you’re working on a Kristi Noem piece or are you just trying to get a piece of Kristi Noem???” one GOP press secretary e-mailed out of the blue. . . . Another aide said he has seen her up close in the Capitol and “she is legit hot.”
Noem does not relish that brand of attention. Of the Huffington Post story, she said in an interview, “I thought that was kind of an unfortunate distraction, I guess, when that came out. I don’t think about that too much. I’d rather they were talking about my solutions for our country rather than that, but we’ll get there.”

It has been said that Washington is “Hollywood for ugly people” and, given that women in Congress have often been grim feminist battle-axes like Bella Abzug and Barbara Mikulski, a genuinely attractive female face on Capitol Hill is somewhat rare.

(Via Newsalert.)


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