Sarah Palin on God and her "Throbbing" Thighs

Sarah Palin on God and her "Throbbing" Thighs

Sarah Palin on God and her "Throbbing" Thighs

The XX Factor
What Women Really Think
July 1 2009 5:29 PM

Sarah Palin on God and her "Throbbing" Thighs

Jessica Grose Jessica Grose

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Anyone who still thinks Sarah Palin isn't trying to use her enviable physique to her political advantage should read this Runner's World profile in which Palin says, "I knew my thighs were going to just throb." The throbbing thighs are accompained by a slew of cheesecake shots of Palin in close-fitting running gear.


More entertaining than the snaps of Palin in spandex are the pot-shots she manages to get at both McCain and Obama.

On McCain's staff: "A great frustration I had during the campaign was when the McCain staff wouldn't carve out time for me to go for a run. The days never went as well if I couldn't get out there and sweat."

On Obama as a runner: "I betcha I'd have more endurance."

But she also manages to work a big-up to J.C. in an interview that's supposedly about running: "First and foremost, like my Mom's inspiration has always been, I have my faith in God."

It's masterful! Oh, how I've missed those dulcet betchas in these long winter months!

Photograph of Sarah Palin by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images.