In honor of the GOP National Convention in Tampa, we here at EDGE do our part by saluting the party's hotties. No, we don't agree with their politics (excepting #8, Clint Eastwood). But we're not talking about politics here. We're talking about something much deeper and more important: superficial beauty.
In the immortal words of Lenny, a character in Mart Crowley's classic play about gay dysfunction "The Boys in the Band," beauty may be "only skin deep. It's transitory, too. It's terribly transitory. Oh yes. It's too bad about this poor boy's face. It's tragic. He's absolutely cursed. How could his beauty ever compare with my soul? And although I've never seen my soul, I understand from my mother's Rabbi that it's a knock-out. I, however, cannot seem to locate it for a gander. And if I could, I'd sell it in a flash, for some skin-deep, transitory, meaningless beauty."
And besides, hate sex is the best sex. Don't knock it till you've tried it!
Rather than dodging his pin-up past, this former Cosmo centerfold embraced his soft-core history during his first run to replace Ted Kennedy. The freshman senator from Massachusetts need not have worried: he’s only gotten handsomer in the ensuing decades. Oh, daddy, I’ve been a bad liberal boy and need a good spanking!
Now that he’s become his party’s vice-presidential candidate, we all know this Wisconsin House rep with a heart of stone has a bod to match, thanks to his daily P90X routine.
Rumors have swirled about the sexual orientatin of this Illinois House rep, although, in the immortal words of actress Tallulah Bankhead, who when asked about Tab Hunter’s sexuality, replied, "He hasn’t sucked my cock!" - to which we can only reply, "Yet!"
The ex-Alaska governor who can see Russia from her window not only has X-ray eyes, but a body that has inspired a porno takeoff ("Nailin’ Pain") and pole-dancing imitators.
This Illinois House representative looked Tom Cruisable in his old Top Gun outfit when he flew missions to Afghanistan and Iraq. We’d like to see him drop a few bombs, and, while smoking that inevitable post-coital cigarette, sigh "mission accomplished."
The governor may be best known for sowing discord in South Carolina, but this 40 year old at least keeps her own body well in line.
The freshman Florida senator not only became the Grand Old Party’s Great Hispanic Hope when he beat Charlie Crist in the primary and then in a three-way (ummm!) general contest, but this cutie-pie Cuban-American also beat out the notorious closeted Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat-but-perpetually-tanned in the looks department.
The iconic film actor and director not only served as mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif., but, as an outspoken proponent of gay marriage, he’s the one Republican on this list whose good looks are matched by a good heart (if mind, judging from that truly weird "speech" at the RNC convention).
The "Crazy Eyes" representative from Minnesota may be terrifying in her partisanship, rancor and sheer stupidity (as well as her notoriously closeted husband, an expert in so-called "ex-gay" therapy), but she’s a total hot mess.
No, not the "America’s Got Talent Winner," but the only GOP member of New York City’s House delegation, this Brooklyn native served in the FBI and in the Marine Corps in Iraq, which is where he probably developed that bitchin’ bod.