ANN ALTHOUSE ON DEGLAMORIZING SARAH PALIN. What’s funny is that I think Palin deglamorizes herself to a substantial degree — those glasses weren’t chosen for sexiness, but the reverse. But Althouse’s response to the Palin photoshopping is brutal: “Having said all that, let me add that Sarah Palin’s looks obviously are part of her popularity. And I can list many other politicians — female and male, Republican and Democrat — who have won favor in the hearts of the people through their looks. One of them is sitting in the White House.”