IF INTERNET search traffic is any indication, Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin is the hottest thing going -- in more senses than one. Time.com blogger Bill Tancer reports that the search term "sarah palin" generated more hits in a mere two days than any other political figure in the past three years. Right this second, the keyword phrase "sarah palin hot pictures" is one of the top-ranking entries on Google's constantly updated list of top search trends.
The irony is that the "hot pictures" everyone is frantically searching for are mostly fakes. As I reported yesterday, a widely disseminated image of Palin wearing an American-flag bikini and holding a rifle was created by Photoshopping the Alaska Governor's head onto someone else's body.
The same is true of another photo (see thumbnail at left) purportedly showing Palin in a sexy miniskirt. That's her face, all right, but not her miniskirt.
The most shocking specimen, a grainy, black-and-white snapshot (thumbnail at right) that appears to show Palin completely nude, actually turned up in a Taiwanese newspaper this week.
But the image is doubly bogus, having already circulated for many years under the deceptive caption, "Julia Louis-Dreyfus Naked."
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