Pictured: The TV anchor who gets hate mail ... because she looks like Sarah Palin

A Maine TV news anchor who bears a resemblance to the Republican vice presidential nominee says she has been getting "hate mail and nasty phone calls" from viewers who think she is trying to copy Sarah Palin's signature style.

Cindy Michaels from WVII-TV has long brown hair that she sometimes wears up in a style similar to Palin's.

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Who's who? Cindy Michaels, right, says she receives hate mail because she looks like Sarah Palin, left

She also wears glasses on occasion.

Michaels says viewers recently began accusing her of trying to copy Palin's style or, worse, somehow trying to subliminally sway votes.

While smarting over accusations of bias, Michaels says she's generally flattered by the comparisons to Palin.

Michaels describes her as a "beautiful woman."

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