Kazuo Kawasaki, the Japanese designer for Sarah Palin's glasses, shows one of his lightest models at a Tokyo store for Matsunaga Optical Manufacturing Co. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008. Kawasaki is grateful to the Republican vice presidential candidate for making his product famous although he acknowledged he also likes Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)
Tsk, I thought I had this award locked up. Hey, my stated purpose is to be shallow and irrelevant; what's everybody else's excuse? So far we've had Sarah Palin stories focusing on lipstick and moose hunting, and I've covered the important topics of shoes, hairdo, etc. Now, thank goodness, the Associated Press thought to cover the eyewear angle. It turns out that the Japanese guy who designed her glasses thinks she's pretty! And he's grateful for the publicity! But he kinda likes Obama!
And onward we march to election day, better informed than ever.