Not Breaking News: Palin Serves Useful Purpose


WC doesn’t usually write about Alaska’s Biggest Embarrassment anymore, but WC was astounded to learn recently that The Quitter is serving a useful purpose. Yeah, WC was surprised, too.

It seems a nude painting of her adorns a dive bar in Chicago.

Palin Nude, by Bruce Elliott (Photo by Kuni Takahashi, Chicago Tribune / September 29, 2008

Palin Nude, by Bruce Elliott (Photo by Kuni Takahashi, Chicago Tribune / September 29, 2008

Sure, it’s old news – 2008, actually. Sure, it’s a very bad painting. But the key point is that the opus hangs at the Old Town Ale House, owned by Elliotts’s wife, where it remains a prime attraction among his display of more than 200 celebrity portraits and other bad, racy art. That’s right, Palin is still selling beer.

Best of all, Elliot said, “I find her bizarrely fascinating, even though I pretty much despise everything she stands for.”

Reportedly, Elliott’s next masterpiece was a nude of ex-Governor and convicted felon Rod Blagojevich.

"Cavity Search," by Bruce Elliott

"Cavity Search," by Bruce Elliott

Even bad art can serve a purpose. WC has been to the Old Town Ale House. It really is a dive bar.

We now return to more aesthetic blogging.

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