Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sarah Palin: McCain’s Train Wreck

Remember the fake outrage generated by Bill Clinton’s $500 haircut? At the time it was spun by his opponents as an example of elitist excess by a politician who was said to have the common touch. So what are we to make of the RNC-McCain campaign spending $150,000 to doll up and accessorize Sarah Palin and her family?

Okay, so she’s got a big family, but $150,000? Most American families will never spend this much on clothing in their entire lives!

According to financial disclosure records, in September Palin’s clothing stipend included bills from Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis and New York totaling $49,425.74. (Wasn’t she supposed to be meeting world leaders in New York?) Then there was an even bigger bill from a huge shopping splurge at Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis for $75,062.63.

And then the RNC spent an astounding $4,716.49 on hair and makeup for Palin and her family.

Here’s what I don’t get: How come after all these astronomical expenditures on her clothing/makeup makeover, Sarah Palin still looks cheap and trashy?

Hell, just the other day as she gave an interview demonstrating once again she knows nothing about the Constitution and the vice president’s role, Palin was wearing a loud red leather (?) jacket that looked like it was right off the rack at Wal-Mart. There's no accounting for taste; that must be it.

The tight-lipped RNC said talk to the McCain campaign about this extravagant expenditure, and the McCain campaign tossed the hot potato right back. These guys have come a long way, baby, from their CREEP break-in days. (Remember when, the nefarious “Committee to Re-Elect the President” was riding high with McCain's pal, G. Gordon Liddy, during Watergate’s heyday?)

I think we can all agree that the RNC’s money would be much better spent had they handed Palin over to the professionals. Hey, the gal pals at Bravo’s hit makeover show, “Queer Eye for the Straight Girl,” could have Palin at least looking the part of (heaven forbid) president for less than $30,000, I’m sure.

So much for Sarah Palin, the Joe Sixpack hockey mom.

1 comment:

PatEsposisto said...

$75,000 in one shopping spree? It's inconceivable. That could buy half a house!

And I was alarmed at spending $500.00 on the kids' school wardrobe.

I don't think too many people are fooled anymore into believing she's even close to Joe-anybody. I hope not, at least.