Minneapolis radio host Chris Baker said Gov. Sarah Palin "shoulda had a little cleavage going" during the vice-presidential debate, and that he "noticed a panty line on her."
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During the October 3 broadcast of Minneapolis radio station KTLK's The Chris Baker Show, Baker and fellow KTLK host Langdon Perry discussed Gov. Sarah Palin's "hotness." After Baker asserted that Palin is "hot," Perry responded, "She's the hottest vice-presidential candidate ever, but I don't think she's -- but I don't think she's standalone hot." Baker also said that Palin "shoulda had a little cleavage going" during the October 2 vice-presidential debate to "[d]istract [Sen.] Joe Biden a little bit," and added: "[S]how your stuff, you know what I'm saying? Use all your assets." He then said: "By the way, I noticed a panty line on her. ... When they turned to walk to the podium, I saw a panty line."
Baker went on to say: "By the way, I would say some of the shallowest political analysis you'll find anywhere on the airwaves -- but more real world. Tell me that people weren't looking at her and going, 'Oh whoa.' " Perry then remarked that Palin's "wink was a -- that wink was as 'come hither' a wink as I've seen."
As Media Matters for America documented, Baker said on October 2 that "I'm not that excited about women voting" and declared on September 18 that "it's rare to find a woman worthy of serving in political office."
From the October 3 broadcast of 100.3 KTLK-FM's The Chris Baker Show:
PERRY: I really, I actually ended up liking Sarah Palin more after last night than I had before, but I still don't get the Palin-mania. I mean, I thought she made some decent points, I thought she handled herself better than I expected, and I think she's likable in a lot of ways. She's got a nice smile, and she seems likable.
PERRY: See, I think she's hot for a vice-presidential candidate. She's the hottest vice-presidential candidate ever, but I don't think she's -- but I don't think she's standalone hot.
PERRY: In other words, if you just saw her on the street, I don't know if you'd go, "Man, she's hot."
BAKER: Oh, I do.
PERRY: She's hot for a vice -- it's the Mark Bauer theory of relative hotness -- but I think she's hot for --
BAKER: Wait a minute, can you break down the Mark Bauer theory of -- well, let's do this. Let's take our first little break here.
BAKER: Did Sarah Palin change your mind? Now, we all remember, Sarah Palin will not be the president. But after watching that debate last night, I am certainly happier that, as the vice president, she's going to have John McCain's ear. I like that little wink to the crowd last night: "Oh, I'm going to try to turn him on that ANWR thing."
PERRY: That was a "come-hither" wink.
BAKER: Was it?
PERRY: Oh, yeah. That was one of those -- that was --
BAKER: And I -- and you know what else I got a kick out of was the shout-out to the elementary school kids.
PERRY: That was so -- I hated every second of --
BAKER: What do you mean you hated that?
PERRY: It was so cute. She's so precious sometimes. It's just a little over the top for me.
BAKER: And she's got glasses, and I've always had a thing for women with glasses. So, see, I'm honest.
PERRY: See, yeah. So, did you notice her high heels last night?
BAKER: Love those.
PERRY: 'Cause I think she was going all business upstairs and then she just went with the high heels for just a little "whoa, wow, hey" --
BAKER: She's always wearing some, ahem, pumps, if you catch my drift. And that's good. Why not?
PERRY: That's exactly what I called them this morning.
BAKER: Very -- you know what, but women do that.
BAKER: I mean, come on. Why do women -- why do women have to turn it down? I think she shoulda had a
PERRY: I'm not saying she should have to.
BAKER: -- shoulda had a little cleavage going there.
PERRY: No, I just asked if you noticed --
BAKER: Distract Joe Biden a little bit.
PERRY: I didn't say she had to do anything. I just asked if you noticed.
BAKER: A little action. Show your stuff. You know what I'm saying? Use all your assets. Anyway, 65 -- by the way, I noticed a panty line on her.
PERRY: Did ya?
BAKER: Saw it, yeah, at the beginning of the debate when they turned --
PERRY: I truthfully did not look.
BAKER: -- when they turned to walk to the podium, I saw a panty line.
JORDAN (producer): I have to ask, for all guys, what kind of panties?
PERRY: He didn't say he saw her panties.
JORDAN: No, but he saw the line, though. You can kind of tell from the line.
PERRY: You can?
JORDAN: You should be able to.
BAKER: Are you -- Jordan, it answers -- the statement itself answers the question.
BAKER: Panty line.
JORDAN: All right, never mind.
BAKER: 651-989-5855. Chris Baker radio show. By the way, I would say some of the shallowest political analysis you'll find anywhere on the airwaves -- but more real world. Tell me that people weren't looking at her and going, "Oh whoa."
PERRY: The wink was a -- that wink was as "come-hither" a wink as I've seen.
BAKER: You think?
PERRY: She did two winks. She did the wink early, which was, "Hey."
BAKER: But that's her.
PERRY: Well, I didn't say it wasn't her. I just said it was a "come-hither wink." I didn't say it wasn't her.
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