Arlen Specter In New Book: Sarah Palin “Radiated Sensuality”
3:09 pm, March 25th | by Laura Donovan
Some of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s political opponents enjoy pigeonholing her as a hot bimbo with no place in politics — but other people of different parties say she’s attractive and smart.
Former Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), who raised some eyebrows when he left the Republican Party in 2009, holds such a view of the former vice presidential candidate. In an excerpt of his new book, Life Among the Cannibals, Specter mentions his first encounter with Palin, who had quite the personality:
“Still, she was a total charmer, very friendly. The few things she said were intelligent. We were sitting virtually knee to knee in the cramped bus, and she radiated sensuality. Her skirt rode above her knees — not exactly short, but close.”
I doubt you’ve ever worn a skirt before, Senator, but this occurrence is quite common and in no way indicative that a skirt is borderline skimpy. Besides, she was on an overcrowded bus and still managed to “radiate sensuality,” which I find rather impressive, as I cannot sit on a bus without vomiting within ten minutes.
Believe it or not, Palin isn’t the only person whose appearance is noted in Specter’s nonfiction work. He writes of the way Sen. John Thune looked during workouts:
“John Thune, who looked like a movie star in or out of clothes, was constantly stretching. His lanky body seemed to have some kinks to iron out.”
We don’t have our hands on the book, but hope the body descriptions are limited to these two passages.