It's absolute... just ask Freeman Hunt (who goes on the blogroll):
A comment I left today on Althouse sums it up:
I am getting extremely offended by this liberal meme that attractive women are nothing more than beauty queens regardless of their accomplishments. Palin has accomplished more in her short time in office than most accomplish over entire careers. But none of that matters; she's pretty, so that's all she is.
I mean, what the hell? Reading the Dowd column Althouse links would lead one to believe that the only thing Palin has ever done is enter beauty contests. And Dowd's hardly alone; her commentary is par for the course.
Democrats, champions of feminism? Bull. Oh right, the fact that they want to ensure we have the right to kill our own children, half of them women, in the womb is supposed to trump all. Give me a break.
Seems to be a Brutally Honest consensus.
With a hat tip to Matteo.