Raven: A Journal of Vexillology

Volume 17, 2010

Scot Guenter
Pages 1-21

Juxtaposing Symbols in Civil Religion: The Lady and the Flag

In this paper the leading proponent of observing the flag as the centerpiece of the country’s civil religion explores how Sarah Palin, the 2008 vice-presidential candidate, embodied the archetypes of the female essence of America—Good Mother, the Woman Warrior, and the Sex Goddess—all juxtaposed with the American flag. The paper is extensively illustrated.