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sam

An interesting contrast but in some ways contrived. Whoever put the collection of pictures together went out of their way to find the most flattering photos of the top group, and the least flattering photos of the bottom group. Add that to the observation that the bottom group is significantly older on average than the top group. Which brings up a question. Are the political leanings of women (and presumably also men) tied to their generation?

Chris

It seems to me that your implication here is that there is a correlation between female beauty and intelligence. Personally my experience refutes this, in fact if anything I expect there to be a negative correlation.

Maybe what is really going on is the left pick people of intelligence; beauty not being important for intellectual discussions. The right - happy just to scream and shout instead of making arguments - pick people that just look nicer.

Of course, the pictures are very misleading as well. There is a reason "she" is called Mann Coulter.

Chris

Also, interesting to see the Republican contigent includes an acrtress that happens to be a Republican. Amazing that no pretty actress who happens to be a democrat could be found for the second section. What happened, did all the democrats leave Hollywood?

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

"It seems to me that your implication here is that there is a correlation between female beauty and intelligence. Personally my experience refutes this, in fact if anything I expect there to be a negative correlation."

Wow, sexist much? Or only if they're not on your side?

Chris,

Maybe what is really going on is the left pick people of intelligence; beauty not being important for intellectual discussions.

er... the evidence suggests quite the opposite. It is the right that demonstrates greater economic ability, from this irrefutable data.

Of course, leftists think the lower the income, the smarter the person, which possibly explains why leftists hate meritocracy so much - they occupy it's lowest level.

John Layfield

An ugly mind leads to an ugly exterior, while noble intentions leads to a noble exterior. So true, so true, so true.

Donald Stott

Hey, Patricia Heaton is Right (and gorgeous).

Max

There is a theory of revolutions that says the side with the babes wins.

World Citizen

Dude KMG4,

this post is a way wacked... the references to the novels do not have any relation to the idea of this post, even as a comic one (or it's a very bad sense of humor ;))
For instance, The Picture of Dorian Gray carries no any political ideas especially related to left or right wing, it's a story of a sin, I hope you know which one... If you are trying to make a point that rightists do not commit any sins - you are wrong, both of the sides do...

etc..

If we apply common sense to the current political situation in US: Rightist = Leftist "degenerated towards a militant hatred of anything that does not conform to an increasingly rigid cult" ;)

And, I thought "rightist" does not believe in the Darwinian evolutionary mechanisms ;)

World Citizen

An ugly mind leads to an ugly exterior, while noble intentions leads to a noble exterior. So true, so true, so true.

hey, John Layfield

are you talking about "smart" Britny Spears, who loves our president and so beautiful inside? ;)

or were you just sarcastic?..

Chris

> Wow, sexist much? Or only if they're not on your side?

Why on earth would you think it sexist to suggest female beauty and intelligence do not correlate? While it still wouldn't be sexist even if I didn't think the same was true for men, it seems to me that it applies to men as well.

If you have some evidence to suggest that beauty correlates with intelligence I am all ears.

> er... the evidence suggests quite the opposite. It is the right that demonstrates greater economic ability, from this irrefutable data.

You are aware that income is not just about intelligence? In fact some of the most intelligent people earn little working as professors or scientists. Beauty is certainly correlated with income, of that there is no doubt, but that is a long way from suggesting beauty is correlated with intelligence.

Chris

Is there a reason why my follow up comments were deleted?

Val

All that is written is true about right and left wing but I totally disagree with the pictures posted to represent each category. But since this post is for comedic purposes only, I'm taking everything at face value.

Steffan

In this particular case, the exterior really *does* match the interior.

Check zombietime.com for some further illustrations on this theme, using actual protests by actual protesters who, unfortunately, undressed. More than once.

Why can't we get the babes of the Right Wing to do a "Boobs Not Bombs" protest?

NikFromNYC

Genetics could play a role. Really hot chicks tend to marry up, easily, and right (non-celebrities) tend to be Republican merely to reduce their taxes and red tape. So there you have the good-sperm theory of this hypothesis.

Yet temperament is also inborn, mostly. I say, do not demonize demonically looking old hags, even if they *did* mistakenly convince two generations of nubile young women to get old before they sought husbands. All it took was Madonna and Britney to make young girls look at their ladder climbing (stress-hormone destroyed UGLY mothers and say..."not for me!")

But their path to hell was paved with good intentions, and they did do some good (remember the Religious Right and how they wanted to outlaw porn while selling cocaine to finance secret wars?!). I see these stress-hormone wrecked (chronically cortisol-elevated battle axes as martyrs to a cause). They were willing to take a physical hit, the way soldiers did in WWI who charged out of their trenches into clouds of chlorine gas.

Or maybe ugly chicks just can't get any attention without shaking their fists about and getting on TV, so they finally get invited to high society parties and thus obtain access to high status, albeit pussy-whippable men, like say, Ted Turner.

Veeshir

Somebody mentioned age, Heather Locklear, Jaclyn Smith and Bo Derek were hot in the late 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. Most (all?) of those in the lower pic were never hot. Teresa Kerry might have been pretty hot, back when she married a Republican. But then she got old, crazy and fairly ugly and she ended up with John Kerry.
Hmmmm, even more support for your thesis.

As Forrest Gump said, "Ugly is as ugly does" or something like that.

M. Simon

I was around for the 60s and I must say the babe factor was a huge attraction.

I look at pictures of demos today and I have to say "why bother?"

Ken

This is totally unfair. Almost as unfair as people like chris saying, without a shred of evidence, that all men who own guns have small penises--which, obviously, justifies ultra-bloody waco-type raids, since no less an authority than larry flint says that a man should be judged--and, if need be, incinerated--not by the content of his character, but by the size of his dong.

Denny, Alaska

I LMAO every time I see this! Thanks.

Mutant Pacifist

Hm, a more rigorous survey would actually be interesting. It's true that if you attend, say, a business convention rather than a peace rally, the attendees of the former will be nicely groomed, nattily dressed and presentable. The latter will also dress for show, but in a manner that suggests they have been personally living as unbathed third world peasants for the past year.

The question is whether this proves anything in the long run. The Nazi SS officers, with their snazzy black uniforms designed by Hugo Boss or whoever, looked damn good, while concentration camp inmates looked like living ghouls. But the content of their characters would be the inverse.

Back in the present day US, and the Left-Right divide, how can you leave out the fact that nearly all of Hollywood, the Prettiest of the Pretty People our nation has to offer, are far left wing? The Obama campaign is also fueled by Pretty Young Things, such as the Obama Girl.

The question is, just because a stupid stud or a big-boobed bimbo advocate a certain idea, how does that prove the value of the idea as such?

furious_a

Don't forget to add a picture, any picture, of Sarah Palin to the top of the poster.

Mister Snitch

Far too highly skewed to have any meaning, for reasons cited in the very first comment and others thereafter. I'd be embarrassed to have this thing on my blog, and it certainly doesn't do "the right" any credit to be associated with it.

Liberals are Dumb

Mister Snitch,

I don't agree. The age gap is not much, and the 'flattering vs. unflattering' dimension will cause a slight adjustment at best.

There is no photographer in the whole world that can make the best photo of Rosie O'Donnell approach even an unflattering picture of Heather Locklear or Bo Derek.

john b

I know which set I'd like to be stranded on a deserted island with.
I do have to take exception to the point that humans have no natural predators though.

Mama73

O.K., I'm pretty conservative, but I don't like this comparison. You only picked left wing women who are older -- and you got cameo shots. I cry foul.

To Chris: Actually smart people tend to be more beautiful and age better than the less mentally endowed. But when humans are in their prime there is less of a difference. There was an article in the Economist about it actually...

Rob

Excellent article. I burst out laughing when I scrolled down to the left wing photos.
Obviously, the humor is lost on most...

tim maguire

It's true that most of the women on the left above are older, but then it's also true that most of the women on the right above are too.

Mama73, your comment reminds me of this old saw: by the time they're 50, everyone has the face they deserve.

Lupo

I have been harping on the latter point for ... what seems like a decade now. All those people who believe very strongly in making sure evolution is taught in the schools ... but they don't have any children!

I was going to use the young Katha Politt as some kind of exception, but then I googled to refresh my memory. Erm, Naomi Klein? Naomi Wolf? Perhaps the name Naomi conveys some kind of immunity.

Uh, Clem

There's a reason why "The the side with the babes wins."

Who wants to mate with an ugly, angry, 'all politics, all the time" agitator?

Tuh-RAY-suh Tosterone

I don't even call it the 'feminist' movement. As a matter of principle.

I call it the wymynist movement. The womenist women of the women. They're such super women, they can out man a man.

After all what's feminine about 'feminism'?

yeah, the womanist movement. Because Betty Friedan made the whole thing up, and they eventually tore her into chunks of flesh. Not womwenist enough

And another thing, I wish I had enough money to conduct a poll with the following questions:
1) Are you sick, physically sick, of this Ubamas campaign?
2) Has there been sexism at work on the part of the media and the Ubamas campaign?
3) Do you find this unacceptable?

Its still a mans world, and ubamas is proof. The ruthlessness of the politics of personal destruction has been at work on women who run for office has been off the charts.

Ubamas has been trying to run out the clock, but time has run out on him. identity politics has failed for the phenOmenOn. The Identity politics at work is on the voter, him or her self. People are rightly thinking that their 401K's are down because of those Democrats in congress who covered this up for two years.

Its all about how voters feel on election day. And it will take this election day to reveal how much fallout their is between Democrats and their constituencies. The prospects are not good for Democrat Brand. Farney Brank is openly talking about weapon systems from defense budget that he and Democrats will eliminate next year. Like he could G A sh about his role in cover-up of subprime meltdown. One can overplay his hand and get wholloped for it. It is not inconceivable.

rudy

God this is ridiculous. What a completely baseless and fatuous argument people are espousing! You could carefully select pictures of 30 women, 15 from each "side" - and show whatever you liked!

And while we're at it, I'm so sick of hearing people put themselves so squarely in the "left" camp or the "right" camp? It is such a simplistic view of the actual diversity of opinion out there, it really makes me laugh (cause if I didn't I'd cry, of course).

Obama is going to win this election by a lot according to the book-makers (who actually have their livelihoods riding on the outcome). Celebrate! Because the US needs an improvement in the level and tenor of public discourse and this man is a truly transformational character.

No wonder the Chicago Tribune and the LA Times have endorsed a democratic candidate for the first time in their histories.

Democrats = Homocrats = Faggots

rudy,

Nope. All prominent right-wing women appear to be included in the picture.

Obama is a 'transformational figure' all right. He will transform America into Cambodia under Pol Pot.

Since you appear to have a sexual attraction towards Obama, what qualifies you to assess the relative beauty of females anyway?

rudy

What a constructive comment! I did say that we need an improvement in the level and tenor of public discourse, right?

Point proven I guess...

Jim Cap

Well, to be fair, these photos seem to capture the conservative women at their best and the libearl women at thier worst. They also show mainly young conservative women and old liberal women.

I know we don't like liberals but we need to at least be fair in our criticism. Better to stick with the issues. And everyone knows the conservatives will win there. If we talk about the improving economy and the success in Iraq, we win for sure.

RJ

"An interesting contrast but in some ways contrived. Whoever put the collection of pictures together went out of their way to find the most flattering photos of the top group, and the least flattering photos of the bottom group."

Thank you, Captain Obvious.

Kay L

I think you have the pictures of Michele Obama and Cynthia McKinney reversed--oh wait! Never mind.....

Python

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder... but behold the raw ugliness of the hateful left .

It's kind of like looking at Paris Hilton , she looks good on the outside , but once she opens her hateful mouth it's all over Jack .

I'm sure that most moonbats don't realize that whenever they reach for their violins and lay bare their liberal souls , there is an entire contingency standing by with shovels of fact to bury their a-tonal revelations and their foul rhetoric with because leaving it to lay around in open public would not only ruin the decor , but would prove to present an unsafe situation and would be totally un-hygenic.

Publius

How could you leave out the Hillabeast?

weegee

LOL, I love all the serious comments on how this isn't representative of anything. It fits my experience however.

GK

weegee,

Everyone knows that this trend is true, and, for Darwinian reasons, the contrast is becoming more stark.

Froderick Fronkensteen

There are lots of good looking leftist girls. Anybody who ever needs to get laid only needs to go to a demonstration, and there are lots of girls there who will sleep with just about anybody. Just pretend you care deeply about whatever it is they're demonstrating for/against and you have a great chance of getting some. They're not very smart but who cares?

Conservative girls are usually pretty inhibited, but because they're so sexually repressed you only need to get to them, and they become sex freaks. The problem is that it's harder to get to them because of their insane religious beliefs. You just need to find the really uptight ones and be persistent.

John

You forgot San Fran Nan.

spinal

The right-wing side is heavily weighted with anchorwomen and celebrities who are hired for their beauty, politics aside, while the left-wing side is weighted with politicians and ideologues - careers where beauty isn't a requirement.

So what about Natalie Portman, Jessica Alba, Elizabeth Kucunich, Ashley Judd, Halle Berry or Tina Fey, to name only a FEW hot famous women who are liberal?

John

spinal,

Not really. Commentators like Coulter, Malkin, Ingraham, etc. are not 'hired for their beauty'. Many others are politicians like Sarah Palin or wives of politicians.

The apples-to-apples test has been passed here. The celebrities you mention are 'fashion sheep' rather than actual political thinkers, who go out of their way to participate in political science (like Bo Derek, Jaclyn Smith, etc.)

The sample sizes are too large for selection bias to be present.

Micha Elyi

"remember the Religious Right and how they wanted to outlaw porn while selling cocaine to finance secret wars?!" NikFromNYC

No. (I don't remember the day the Earth blew up, either.)

A few others have complained that some lefty babes have been left out. Ok, pinkos you can substitute the aged Gloria Steinem for the deceased Andrea Dworkin but if you add Naomi Wolf you have to add Janeane Garofalo to your list too. Add Hanoi Jane to the Lefty list and the Righteous folk can add Patricia Heaton to theirs.

As for the complainant who griped that the Left's gals are older, that's true and proves that being Left and intellectual to any degree has gone way, way out of fashion.

meme

hmm LA and NYC - the bluest of the blue cities. home to the largest modeling agencies in the us.

ann coulter attractive? on what planet. ewwww, downright ugly.

GK

meme,

Models are not involved in political commentary, and they are not from the NY area anyway. Cindy Crawford is from suburban Illinois. Carrie Prejean is a staunch Republican. Sarah Palin was a beauty contestant.

Ann Coulter may have flaws, but is still much better looking, at age 48, than the lefties in this pyramid. And the fact that you could only pick one flaw (that too a non-flaw) out of the whole group shows how weakly you are grasping at straws.

Logic clearly is not part of your make-up. You know that the main point is true.

Byrdeye

Woaaa, wtf is that "Helen Thomas?"

GK

Helen Thomas is a left-wing journalist who always asks loaded, rigged lefty questions to Republicans, destroying any pretense of journalistic professionalism.

Vanna

Only one of the Republican women has any actual political power - Sarah Palin (where's Condi?). Among the Democrats, you have a Secretary of State, Attorney General, and a Supreme Court Justice. You also have more older women and minorities.

This tells me that Republicans are shallow and image-obsessed while Democrats have more merit-based values.

GK

Vanna,

Those are some sour grapes, eh?

Anyway, Republican voters are far more productive and successful than Democrat voters, so you are wrong on both counts.

Invertir Forex

Great to see a collection of blog posts that includes thoughtful and perceptive commentary. Keep up the great work!!!

Medyum Hoca

Great to see a collection of blog posts that includes thoughtful and perceptive commentary. Keep up the great work!!!

Jeff

You are so fucking dumb it defies belief that you even know how to use a computer. Go take an Evolutionary Biology class before you try to form sentences on evolution. I find it odd that leftists like Scarlett Johansson (and pretty much all of Hollywood and the entertainment industry) aren't pictured. HMMMMM, I WONDER WHY???????????

GK

Jeff,

Because hollywood women are just spouting leftism to be fashionable. They have zero interest in actual politics, and could not pass a simple quiz (neither could you, btw).

Grow a brain, dumbshit.

funny pics

It seems to me that your implication here is that there is a correlation between female beauty and intelligence

forex trading latvija

Helen Thomas looks like vampire!

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