It's either a big suck up or it's Chicago Politics at it's finest.
"Nice magazine you have here. Shame if anything were to happen to it. See da boss's dame over there? Hows about putting her in one of yer special lists, see? Right there where dat Palin chick was going to go. And there had better me no mention of Palin at all in the final listings if you knows what's good for you."
Maxim magazine listed her as number 93 of their yearly 'Hot 100' list.
Beating out Padma Lakshmi who was placed at 95:
No politics being played at all. Nope.
H/T Newsbusters via P & P.