The Sexy Puritan

Palin as archetype:

Tom Perrotta also recognizes that Palin is a red herring, understanding her in the context of what he calls the Sexy Puritan archetype, which is a result of the right realizing that “to be seen as anti-sex — and especially to be seen as unsexy — is a losing proposition in contemporary America, even among evangelical Christians most troubled by the fallout of the sexual revolution.”

via Jezebel