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May 30, 2011


Hey Blog Guy, I know you’re really into presidential politics. So, is Sarah Palin going to run, or not?

It’s hard to say for sure, but all the telltale signs are there.

Like what?

Well, she was here in DC on Sunday, and she did the traditional Admiring of the Tattoos, as every prospective candidate does.

I’m not familiar with that tradition.

It started with Thomas Jefferson, admiring the tattoos on American Revolution veterans, and has continued on for two centuries.

Wow. Um, any other important signs?

Yes, she also had the Fixing of the Motorcycle Helmet Hair, begun by Dwight David Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson in their 1952 race.

Hey, weren’t both of those guys bald?

Yes. It was a simpler tradition in those days.

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Top: A biker shows off his tattoos to Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska, as she greets people before taking part in the Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride to honor U.S. veterans in Washington, May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Left: Palin fixes her hair near her husband Todd, May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

Left: Palin greets supporters, May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

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Ya know, I’ll bet a whole bunch of red blooded American men would have loved it if Sarah performed another biker-babe ritual…(Hey Sarah, show us your…).

Posted by Marla | Report as abusive
 

@Marla: I’m just sitting here laughing! Good one!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

Oh, she’s fixing her hair, I thought they were looking for head lice – although I didn’t think that one parasite could live on another.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

What IS that tatoo on the guy’s arm? It looks like words or something, which means it would have been impossible for Sarah to admire it since reading isn’t really her thing.

So do we think Michele Bachmann will also join the Order of the Admiration of the Tatoos in order to keep up with Sarah?

Posted by slick9 | Report as abusive
 

Jealousy isn’t an attractive trait in you, slick….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

NOOOOOOOO! @Marla, that’s just wrong.

Helmet hair – one more reason for keeping it really short. There’s no short-term recovery from that look.

@Slick – I don’t think Michelle can read either. Don’t mind BG’s petty barbs.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

Have a great memorial Day, my friends! Don’t forget to take a moment to remember those lost in the protection of our country, and countries that needed and those that will need help to gain freedom!

Posted by uncarastus | Report as abusive
 

You sure she isnt admiring the guy’s pecks? Or maybe something we cant see..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Onedoor/Nosmo, second pic, it could be bees, not head lice maybe? :P

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive
 

@Marla: I’m with you. :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

@Marla: that’s funny.

As for what the tattoo says, it’s clearly the Bill of Rights, with the crest that resembles the King of Diamonds. Or maybe it’s just the shopping list the wife put on his arm, because he kept losing the paper out of his pocket.

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive
 

…all foolishness aside (forgive me, all), hats – or helmets – off to the Rolling Thunder.

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive
 

Is that Jesus?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

She’s just scratching her head while trying to figure out how the whole “Poker Run” thing works.

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive
 

That bottom picture is her hair post fixing? Should’ve kept the helmet on.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

He could be, Mr.Pilot.. he could be…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

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