It's hard to say whether these rumors are more a) sexist b) cruel c) ridiculous d) moronic. (For the record, whichever option you pick, Palin soundly denies the rumors.)
Remember way back in the 1980s when Reagan bashers speculated that President Ronald Reagan had dyed his hair to keep it looking brown, not gray. The reasoning was that Reagan had enough trouble fending off rumors that he was out of touch, falling asleep in the Oval Office during the work day and yielding crucial decisions to his wife Nancy Reagan — and her infamous astrologer.
Pundits concluded that Reagan needed to look youthful — so he kept his hair a robust brown and not a distinguished gray.
Political punditry in America finally has hit rock bottom — well, for now,
This is as sexist as it is silly. But in politics, everything matters, of