Friday, October 24, 2008

The Shopping Spree

The big story this week is about Sarah Palin buying 150K worth of fancy, schmancy designer clothes, and how that might undermine her regular gal cred.

I’m going against the grain on this one. I think this enhances her regular gal cred. After all, most people would enthusiastically lap up 150K worth of clothes if it were at the expense of campaign donors. Given the chance, most people are eager to be corrupted, whether it be clothes, cars, houses, whatever. All this proves is that Palin is really a very ordinary person, if perhaps a tiny bit on the leading edge.

However, there is one part of the story that does make her extraordinary. It is apparently pretty hard to spend 150K on clothes, even at designer stores. She's a natural, I guess.

And, no sarcasm on the subject would be complete without a link to the Daily Show segment about it:

In all seriousness though, it amazes me that McCain continues to want to make this election about character, when he and Palin are exhibiting so little of it. I mean, come on, the first thing she does once she has access to deep pockets is go on a 150K shopping spree? What does that say about how she might govern?


Fingtree said...

At the workplace here, I have heard the typical; "I'm voting for McCain because she is hot" statement. You know, Republican (lustful aphrosisiac's) men day dreaming of a "Monica" with a cigar. I guess she is hotter than Monica.
The opposite of that I have heard has been that she is comparably; "John McCain's Dan Quayle on the rag". I know that's crude, sorry, but I am quoting here. I suppose "Bloody Quayle" would be more polite?

brownie said...

In the interest of fairness, have you investigated how much Obama or Biden spent on clothes? Or do you really rely on Jon Stewart for balanced news?

Dan S said...

Obama, Biden, and McCain all say they buy their own clothes.

In fact, there is a great picture of Obama wearing shoes with holes in the them, that had already been resoled once:

Ian said...

Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job. :)

Jenna said...

What gets me is that she didn't buy real designer Chanel or Vera Wang...its from Neiman Markus.

Then I thought, of are we paying for Cindy McCain and Michelle Obama, and reports say no.

Again...fascinating election.

equa yona(Big Bear) said...

My understanding is that the campaign paid for the duds(pun intended) so unless you contribute to the Republican prez campaign, you didn't pay for this. That said this is a hoot!-soccer mom my fanny. She make 125 K as the gov! She should have had a few nice things to begin with, eh?