(Click the photo to see more shots of Madonna's performance)

Madonna's descent from fashion icon to pop-music has-been continues. Recent photos from the star's Sticky and Sweet tour are more or less what you'd expect -- overtly sexual, with pseudo-S&M costumes and plenty of ladies spreading their legs for the camera.

We're sure this was cool in the 80s, and then again throughout the 90s, and then maybe even a couple years ago, but let's be real: this is looking a little tired -- particularly for a woman in her 50s.

On the bright side -- always the provocateur -- Madge thrilled audiences with a little partisan banter, comparing John McCain to Hitler and Barack Obama to Ghandi. No matter how you swing politically, Madonna's, uh, positions on the issues are always entertaining.

Madonna flashes her assets

[via Mollygood]