Left: Palin in a rare "hair-down" shot
Below: Roslin in a common "pensive" shot
I don't actually care much for the Roslin's policies (and, perhaps a little shamefully, I am fairly well-versed in the Roslin administrations activities). Palin has her beat in at least two departments; the first being that she is not a character on a science fiction television show and the second being that Palin is smoking hot, even not taking into account her age.
A gratuitous shot of her legs follows the jump as well as a couple other Battlestar Galactica/Campaign '08 comparisons.
The shots of Palin pre-Tina Fey look are actually hard to find, as are ones of her in her youth. I think this is evidence of her obscurity up to now, not evidence of a scrubbing of the internet, if that is even possible. If it is, I am sure the Hiltons would have figured out how to do it long ago. Here was a good shot of her legs, which are remarkable, all things considered and older ladies isn't even my thing. I will have to check with my buddy Scott, because older ladies are definitely his thing (Hello, you cougar-hunting bastard!):
The troubled Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) is inappropriately cast most closely as Adama in that shot.
And now to the real-life casting of BSG in Campaign '08. I will try and get more but how about we start off with a perfect one: John McCain.
John McCain is easy, he shares a lot of traits, physical and personality, with the curmudgeonly Colonel Tigh. So easy, in fact that the comparison was made very convincingly at Literal Barrage way back in January: