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Why I Think They SHOULD Be Spending All That Money On Palin’s Wardrobe!

Updated on October 22, 2008

So according to some website, the GOP has spent around $150,000.00 on Sarah Palin (and her family's) wardrobe since the campaign began. I truly think that this is a ridiculous thing to bring up at this point. Who really cares? What does it show? It doesn't show what some are suggesting that while the GOP is trying to appeal to Joe the plumber types who have had to cut back their own spending that they'll be bitter at the VP candidate spending cash on clothes, well at least not in my opinion. Let's face it, like it or not, clothes make the man (and the woman). Why I think they SHOULD be spending all that money on Sarah Palin's wardrobe! - Don't Get Me Started!

Like it or not, for the most part we are a very visual society. We like to look at things that are neatly wrapped and certainly our political candidates are included in this as well. Regardless of what some may have you think or try to make you think, what your mother said lo those many years ago is true. You only get one chance to make a first impression and first impressions count. What do you really want to see, Sarah Palin in some off the rack suit that you might see a junior loan officer wearing? Absolutely not, like it or not we as Americans love glamour and our affair with fashion goes back far longer than when all the rappers turned clothing designers.

And honestly, do you really think that the amount that she spends on her clothes should even be a consideration? I mean, they raise millions upon millions of dollars for these campaigns and in my opinion since it's all about image (and in the case of the GOP, trying to destroy Obama's image with all the ridiculous terrorist talk) shouldn't the campaign spend their money to make her look great? They absolutely should and you'll forgive me for once again taking a line out of the musical Evita, "I came from the people, they need to adore me, so Christian Dior me from my head to my toes..." Rather than thinking the public will be upset with the expenditure what I think you'll see are women who support the McCain/Palin ticket dressing a little better, which means shopping, which means improving the economy in their own small way. (And if I may add, will benefit everyone because as a nation we pretty much dress like slobs)

Now, having said all that I do wonder exactly why they spent money not only on Palin but her entire family. Oh wait, I've seen some coverage of the people of Alaska and let's just say that we now know it isn't exactly the fashion capital of the world. Although if that's the case you think they could have done a little better when it came to dressing those kids, what are their names? Tic, Tac, Willow and Why as well as new recruit Levi, the "boy who would be married off to Bristol."

Finally what cracked me up the most was that the campaign has fought back by saying that they have intended to take the duds accumulated from stores like Saks and Neiman Marcus and give them to charity after the campaign. What?!? This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Do you really think you're going to pry those tailored suits out of the hands of a woman who holds on to a shotgun with such deft precision she could get Levi to married her knocked up daughter or shoot wolves from a plane? I don't think so. Honestly, all they have to do is sell one suit on Ebay and give the money to charity and Palin can keep the rest of her fancy duds.

Frankly I don't understand the fascination of anyone even wanting any of the Palin suits. I mean, pardon me for being gay for a moment but it isn't as if they are Dorothy's ruby slippers or Johnny Weisemuller's loin cloth from when he played "Tarzan."

I think in this case the media is trying to make a hemline into a headline and I think most of America is smart enough to know the difference. (Now whether or not they know what length that hemline should be for each season is another matter entirely.) Why I think they SHOULD be spending all that money on Sarah Palin's wardrobe! - Don't Get Me Started!

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      BizzyMuse 8 years ago from Southern California

      This is so well written and very funny - I really enjoyed reading it! It is amazing to me what the media, and subsequently the public, focuses on in elections. The silver lining....maybe one or two of her classic cut wool suits can keep some homeless people a little warmer this winter - then they can all pat themselves on the back for being such compassionate conservatives.