As Newsweek cover shots of Sarah Palin go, this was by far the best.
It’s certainly better than this:
Or even this:
If only a photo could a story make. I have to agree with The Atlantic‘s Joshua Green whose response can be summed up as: Yawn. The New Republic put it in its pantheon of 13 best Palin non-stories. Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post likened the shot to a Maxim or GQ cover, but lacking the gravitas of, well, a President. And, frankly, what did we learn from this 7,000-word story? She says she can win. She said the same thing nine months ago. Obama’s beatable — again, she’s been saying this for months. And the timing is curious: she’s not announcing a bid and she’s not really influencing anything much right now, so….?