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Palin, with her meat loaf and rifles, reminds us that there are two hopelessly incompatible Americas

Palin, with her meat loaf and rifles, reminds us that there are two hopelessly incompatible Americas

o Linda Grant
o The Guardian,
o Thursday September 4 2008

A Photoshopped picture of Sarah Palin has been doing the rounds for the past few days; it shows her in a stars and stripes bikini toting a rifle - patriotism, hunting and cheesecake all combined in one image. Two minutes of Googling reveals that the rifle has been identified by gun nuts in Republican chatrooms as a Crossman pump pellet gun. Soft porn for rednecks. Expect to see it pinned to the wall in every gas station in Texas and tacked to the dashboard of every long-haul truck. But this cartoon-like depiction of her smothers what we need to understand about why Palin appeals to American voters and why American elections have been so deadlocked for the past decade, as if there were

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Added: Sep-4-2008 
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