Those sexy Republican men
By Carol Devine-Molin
"The Democrats of the Sixties were all about making love and not war while a war-loving Republican is a man who would fight, bleed, sacrifice, and die for his country. Could you imagine what that very same man would do for his wife in the bedroom? Those on the Right are presumed to be all about power and greed -- two really sexy traits in the bedroom. They want it, they want it now, and they'll do anything to get it. And I'm not talking about some pansy-assed victory; I'm talking about full on jackpot, satisfaction for all."
-- Michelle Zipp, Editor of Playgirl magazine
The editor-in-chief of Playgirl magazine, Michelle Zipp, is one brave woman. Ms. Zipp gave the liberal Big Media the equivalent of a one-two punch this past week. She first identified herself as a Republican voter, and then followed it up with what must be a significant humiliation for Left-wing elites: It's Ms. Zipp's contention that Republican men hit the "jackpot" on sexuality, not the Democratic ones. And she ought to know. Marketing sexually appealing men in the pages of Playgirl is her business. Moreover, she knows how to effectively court her magazine's target demographic group.
However, before any conservative has a canary, let me just note that the photos in Playgirl are attractive "eye candy" – Gorgeous men are tastefully portrayed in a magazine specifically geared toward sophisticated young women. We're talking risqué and scintillating, not hardcore. Frankly, I didn't even realize that Playgirl was still around. My last memory of Playgirl involved its major publicity score during the eighties, when actor Burt Reynolds posed for the publication. How time flies!
Playgirl magazine may not be for someone like me, but it obviously fulfills the fantasies of some young women. The March 2005 edition includes singer Billy Currington with the blurb, "this on-the-verge singer is looking for The One. He chats with our editor-in-chief on falling in love, eye-candy, and the last kiss that knocked him off his boots." A little double-entendre is rather cute and is clearly part of the romantic flight of fancy that Playgirl attempts to engender in its readers.
Upcoming in the April edition, the question is asked, "Who's sexier? Editor-in-chief Michelle Zipp checks out the spreadsheets to see who rocks the bed sheets--randy Republicans or daring Democrats?" Personally, I'm very happy that Playgirl is doing that upcoming piece. Republican men deserve to be acknowledged for their considerable sexiness and prowess in the bedroom that's never discussed in the MSM. I guess the political Left – including the snooty Hollywood crowd – always thought it had the inside track on the erotic. Well, they don't.
However, as a Republican woman I would like to clarify this point: Republican men - as terrific lovers - are not essentially motivated by "power and greed". It makes for great copy, but it's inaccurate. Republican men are in large part compelled by their love for Republican women, with whom they share a common vision and bond. Republican men – who are more precisely mainstream conservatives that are imbued with core values - are incredibly brave and unselfish. How else can you explain Republican men as warriors, willing to place their lives on the line in this war on terror?
Who is joining the reserves, which account for more than forty percent of our forces in Iraq? Clearly, it's the mainstream conservatives who already have careers and families. I don't see many liberals out there fighting this war. This is an ideological conflict, and the majority currently in the military (or working alongside the military in Iraq) are Republican men and women. In fact, my niece is serving there now. The liberal Democratic men, who have done nothing but blame America and refuse to fight, are rather disgraceful. They're unconscionable wussies, and Republican women know enough to stay clear of this worthless bunch. Give me a Republican man anytime who is for the cause and understands what's at stake.
Carol Devine-Molin is a regular contributor to several online magazines.
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