Gavin Newsom: Talk of Sarah Palin's Breast Implants 'Demeaning'

It never bothered former Mayor Gavin Newsom that his slick-back hairdo sometimes got more media attention than his policies. But Newsom, who is now lieutenant governor, says people need to tone it down when attacking a female politician's physical appearance — even Republican ones.

In a Fox News report this week, Newsom called the media's fixation on whether Sarah Palin had breast implants “demeaning, and it would never happen to a guy.”

Newsom never seemed to feel devalued by the media's fascination with his perfectly coiffed hair. ( SF Weekly even participated in the 2009 Comb Your Hair Like Gavin Newsom Day.) But Newsom says that's different — he wouldn't stoop so low as to call out a lady for her potentially fake bosoms.  

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