The National Review made mention of what it called Gabbard’s “exotic background,” using the fact that she was born in American Samoa and is Hindu. It also strongly focused on her looks with a headline that read: “Meet the Beautiful, Tough Young Democrat Who’s Turning Heads by Challenging Obama’s Foreign Policy.”
“She’s young, she’s hip, and she’s beautiful,” the article said. “She’s also a combat veteran and a Democrat.”
The article, written by Brendan Bordelon and Eliana Johnson, also compared her to President Obama and poked fun at their names.
“She’s setting herself up to direct the Democratic party away from the path trod by the last young politician with Hawaiian origins, a funny name, and uniquely American ambitions.”
Gabbard, in her second year in office, refused to be interviewed for the article, according to ThinkProgress.