Over at RightWingNews/Conservative Grapevine, blogger John Hawkins notes,
Perhaps because there are a lot of new people hitting CG for the first time because of the election surge, I've been getting questions about the bikini pics on CG in my email every few days. Here's an example,
"Hello John, my name is Andrew, and I have a quick question for you. I believe I read in one of your pieces on Right Wing News that you are a Christian. Is that true? If so, then why does it look like you post bikini pictures on Conservative Grapevine as well as RWN? e.g., Sarah Palin at the pool.
Do you think that it's OK to do that as a Christian?" -- Andrew Bell
I'd also like to add that you see women in bikinis on TV, in advertisements, in video games -- just about everywhere in our society. So, if they help traffic on CG -- and they definitely do (I think it's entirely possible CG may be bigger than RWN by the end of 2009), then why wouldn't I want them on there?
Robert Stacy McCain agrees:
Blogging is (or ought to be) a capitalist enterprise, the object being to draw more visitors and thereby generate more revenue. If there is one thing that conservatives agree on, it's that capitalism is better than socialism, so if you don't want me running to Congress asking for a blogger bailout, then a bit of eye candy is a small price to pay. And as a greedy capitalist blogger, it makes no difference to me whether you come for the Anne Hathaway cleavage shots and stay for the politics, or vice-versa.
So in the spirit of things, I decided to once again do my part, and share some nice, super hi-res images of some of my favorite celeb-crushes. Images below the fold. Nothing scandalous, but if you are "the weaker brother," then you have been warned: