Nobody has got a fix on Republican ‘Ice-Hockey Mom’ Sarah Palin. Having a view on foreign policy based on UFO sightings from Alaska, the vice-presidential candidate has been meeting foreign Heads of state and diplomats at the UN building in a manner that one wag termed as the international relations version of speed-dating. The America-visiting Pakistani President couldn’t help but gush how “gorgeous” Ms Palin is.
It turns out that Asif Zardari isn’t alone. Playboy boss Hugh Hefner has been bowled over by Ms Palin’s glam quotient enough to suggest that she model without a stitch for his magazine. He also feels that a ‘Palin centrefold’ would bring a new meaning to the word ‘vice’ in vice-president. Mr Hefner believes that his lad’s mag has a winner on its hands if Ms Palin does the needful.
But America has moved far from those Swinging Sixties and Underwired Seventies. So one doubts that Ms Palin, a nature-loving girl, would get glossy’n’natural. The vice-presidential post itself might be scrapped if she agrees to grace the pages of a magazine that isn’t Foreign Affairs. Mr Hefner, of course, understands all this and won’t push his case. But how he wishes the White House gets another frisky intern soon.