It is official. Americans are addicted to Sarah Palin. With her naughty librarian glasses and conservative political philosophy, Republicans, liberals, news reporters and floundering Democratic>"/>
It is official. Americans are addicted to Sarah Palin. With her naughty librarian glasses and conservative political philosophy, Republicans, liberals, news reporters and floundering Democratic presidential candidates are behaving like actor David Duchovny behind a computer with a credit card; they can’t quit obsessing over Alaska’s sexy governor.
Over the past two weeks, since she entered the national scene, one of the more unique offshoots of the Palin Power phenomenon has been the website VPILF.com, a clearing house of news stories and sexy photographs of the mother of five whom some folks would like to become… more familiar with.
The product of University Place’s Dan Kaiser and his sense of humor, VPILF.com has gathered its share of infamy thanks to The Google and people forwarding the site to all of their e-mail contacts and co-workers and pretty much anyone else who own a working computer with Internet access.
“I’m a Democrat,” Kaiser confesses over the phone. “It is kind of ironic I’m touting her. I love her and her story and her raise to power. But I hate her politics.”
Working in sales, his job would take him to up to America’s “Last Frontier” every couple months. It was by listening to the radio up north that he first heard the term “GILF”, substituting the letter G for governor in the colloquialism “MILF” which was popularized by the movie American Pie to denote any attractive mother whom a young man harbored sexual fantasies for.
MILF. GILF. VPILF. PILF. Get the joke?
During the week leading up to McCain’s selection of a running mate, Kaiser went out on a limb by creating VPILF.com. The former mayor of Wasilla was considered a long-shot – few American’s had heard of the moose-blasting hockey mom – and the site was regarded by its owner as a just a funny lark that he’d show to family and friends.
Before August 29, the site was getting about 30 hits a day. The Friday of McCain’s announcement there were 300,000. About a million visitors have gone there since the site went viral. Although he is still updating content on the site, Kaiser estimates that VPILF.com has another two or three weeks of life in it before the joke grows old and it fades back into obscurity.
This isn’t Kaiser’s first brush with infamy.
He made the news a few years ago after the 2004 election when he obtained a personalized license plate with the letters “F Dubya”. Kaiser said that the plate set a record with the Department of License for the most complaints received by Kaiser’s license plate antics even drew the attention of conservative columnist, Fox News contributor and all-around MILF, Michelle Malkin who described him as a “Stark Raving Lunatic” with vein-popping prose in her book “Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild”.
“I never thought I’d get my fifteen minutes again. Now this is my sixteenth.”
The most unusual comments that Kaiser has read, comes from a body of writers who are convinced that his website is part of a Karl Rove conspiracy designed to polish the image of the Alaska governor. The U-Place Democrat officially denies any involvement with the political mastermind; which is exactly what a shill in the pay of Rove and Halliburton would expect you to believe…
Although he enjoys the fact that his site has provided a venue for high-minded political geeks to engage in political debate a sampling of some of the site’s comments do get to the core of VPILF.com’s popularity.
“Sarah Palin is nothing but a dirty librarian shrill moose eating harpy who wears fake glasses to make herself look smart. I'd still hit it though.”
“I was thinking of a larger blow up variety” – a comment about the Palin action figure.
Interestingly, a website which objectifies the physical appearance and sexualizes a successful female, if Republican, politician has not drawn much ire from the feminist community. Asked if Gloria Steinem or the National Organization for Women is trying to track him down, Kaiser responded that if they are, the feminists aren’t trying very hard.