There has been no shortage of commentary about the MILFiness of Sarah Palin, and it's true that politicians tend not to be so attractive, but what really impresses me is her impersonator, Tina Fey.
Think of all the great women comedians, and there have been a few despite the cliche, and then think of how many of those women would qualify as highly attractive. The number is pretty low. There are a good many who qualify on the positive side of the attractive scale, but qualifiers such as "beautiful" and "hot" wouldn't really apply in the strictest sense. Even more are in the Rachel Dratch category.
Of course this phenomenon doesn't just apply to the women. Comedians tend to be a homely lot, probably because they couldn't get by on looks as a kid. In fact, research done on the faces of male comedians shows that they tend to have more feminine chubby facial features, which suggests they probably couldn't out-jock the jocks for female attention growing up, meaning they had to make people laugh for attention instead.
And I'm not just talking about actors who can play funny. George Clooney can be hilarious when playing the right part. Cameron Diaz is just the same, but they're not writing the comedy they're performing. I'm talking about people whose job it is to actually make the funny.
And Tina Fey is both very hot and very funny. She's probably the funniest writer SNL has had in the last decade (maybe longer) and she really could have pulled an acting career just on looks and acting competence. She's one of those people you want to hate because they got it all and yet you can't find anything to really justify your dislike so you end up caving in and worshiping them like everyone else, kind of like that kid in high school who was the star quarterback, had looks you would have killed for to have, and was a straight A student, but who didn't realize he was supposed to be a jerk so the rest of us could resent his success.
But those photos? That's totally my top five.