Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Strange Twist

Hold on to your hats people because I am about to do something that I thought I would never do. No, not that. Get your mind out of the gutter. No I am going to defend Sarah Palin.

Now it is no secret that I think Ms. Palin is not qualified to be president. Furthermore, I don't agree with her on . . . anything. Most of the shots the media and comedians have taken make me giggle, but today I was left with a "Come, on!" moment.

Turns out that the RNC has paid a lot of money for Ms. Palin's clothes.

Let me tell you why this doesn't matter:

1. It's the RNC's money, not hers. If they want to make sure that their candidate looks good that is their prerogative. They have got plenty of money. Personally, I think it is money well spent as I have envied many of her coats.

2. No one talks about the costs of Obama's suits or McCain shirts. If you are going to talk about one you should talk about them all.

The only thing that bothered me was how much they spent on a make-up artist. Because, seriously, the woman wears too much blush. Sarah, get your self a new make-up artist.

Oh, and one more thing, Sarah. Don't claim to be "just like me." I don't tote around Louis-Vitton. Although I wish I did.

That is all.


Anonymous said...

I found an interesting fact. When you started your political blogging, at first the comments were fast and heavy. As the days dwindled down to today, the comments were also dwindling down untill now when so far there ain't none.. It seems to me that there is a lesson of sorts there.
I think the campaining is so delightfully enhance by Sarah that if she were up for president, I would vote for her even if she were a democrat!!! After all, she has as much expeiance as anybody at being president.

Love, Grandpa

cliff1976 said...

I think the campaining is so delightfully enhance by Sarah that if she were up for president, I would vote for her even if she were a democrat!!! After all, she has as much expeiance as anybody at being president.

Gramps, you're not interested in her politics or history at all? You just like the "delightful enhancement" (could you perhaps expand on that? You make her sound like a slice of cheddar on fresh-baked apple pie or the rug that really ties the room there more there?) she brings to the race, and THAT's enough to vote for her for President?


She COULD BE up for president if you want her to be. Just write her in for president on your ballot when the time comes. Thanks in advance.

Snooker said...

OK, back to the matter at hand. (sorry Gramps) I completely agree with your thoughts, Claire. This woman was Governor of Alaska one day, VP nominee the next. She of course wasn't ready to look the part, and someone was going to have to foot the bill. Why not the party?

When people send money into the RNC they are doing so to support their "party". The party should be allowed to use this money as they see fit, (as long as it's legal).

It is a lot of money, but hey, she looks sharp. No one freaks because Obama's got another Brooks Brothers suit.

Unfortunately I think that both sides are now grasping at straws, and our side just picked something stupid hoping that people who have never been able to afford shopping trips at Saks Fifth Avenue would be scandalized.

Anonymous said...

I thought that this was Claire's blog. But aside to Cliff: Yes looks is enough for me. I can see it, and seeing IS believing. However what I hear is not believeable all too often. After all--where your treasure is, there your heart will be. I don't know who said that, but I do believe it!! And I know that I cannot trust where any politician's heart is. Beside all that, Cliff, you don't know me. As far as you know, I could be Irwin Corey.


Maria said...

1. Agreed, but I still think it is an absurd amount of money-- male or female, especially for someone who is supposed to be "one of us." It's right up there with the $400 haircut "outrage." Seriously. Who cares? I'd love to have her wardrobe budget, but I prefer Fendi and Gucci over LV. ;) (not that I own a ton of each or anything, but it's a joke, so laugh people!)

2. They don't, but in the past $400 haircuts, etc have come in to play.

Rabble Rouser said...

1. I wish grandpa had his own blog! He's great...even if he isn't a Democrat!

2. This notion that the RNC is the only ones to have ever footed a clothing bill for their candidates shows an astounding lack of knowledge of political campaigns. I can't believe this qualifies as news.

3. I can't say I mind Palin's makeup that much but McCain's for that last debate was horrible. It was the drag queen version of Nixon. But this is really much adieu about nothing. The press went after Hillary's pantsuits and fat ankles so this really isn't much of a surprise. I remember when I transferred schools and had to go get suits for nationals. The team was nationally ranked and I had to look the part so I was given $600 suits which, frankly, always seemed to me to obscene. So I had the expensive briefcase and shoes and whatnot and still was the same middle income chick I'd always been. It's just dressup. It's when you start to believe the hype that you're in trouble.

4. You can totally get Louis-Vitton on ebay for ridiculously cheap. Just look for last season. Personally I'm more of a shoe whore than a bag hag :-)

Diane Mandy said...

Did HELL FREEZE OVER and someone not tell me? ;-)