I believe the original context for LMA's remark was the hotness of Sarah Palin. Some women (hello, Kathleen Parker) are not sufficiently secure with themselves and therefore are compelled to project their insecurities onto people of whom they are secretly jealous. Other people are repressed old fuddy-duddies (or worse, young fuddy-duddies) and are offended by reference to the fact of hotness.
I am an objective journalist and, as such, cannot suppress or ignore objective facts. So if somebody's hot, they're hot, and for me to pretend otherwise would be a violation of professional ethics. Discuss among yourselves.