Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hey All You Hard-Working, Middle Class Hockey Moms! Want to Look Like Your Hero, Sarah Palin? All You Need is $150,000!


Unidentified supporters of Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, cheer at a rally in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)


Did you hear the one about how the McCain campaign RNC spent $150,000 for new clothes and accessories for Sarah at Saks Fifth Avenue (not Saks Main Street) and Neiman Marcus*? I'm sure Joe Sixpack and Holly Hockeymom will be relieved to hear that their campaign contributions are being spent in such a totally non-elitist way. But now you know where to buy the look! What's that you say? You can't afford to look like champion of the middle class Sarah? Just take out a loan, or refinance your mortgage!

Oh wait, I guess that's not a good idea. Well, better work harder!

*Fun fact: at one of the sprees at Neiman Marcus, they dropped more than I make in a year! Neat!

UPDATE: They say the clothes will be "donated to charity" later. Mmm hmm. Yeah, I totally believe that. If they do go to a charity, I'm guessing it will be something along the lines of Concerned Women for America.

18 comments:

Distributorcap said...

as someone posted at my place -- how much do you think she can get for her panties if she puts them up on Ebay? (when she loses)

also did she buy Joe the Plumber or Ed the Dairyman (they still have dairymen????) - new pants to hide their cracks

karenzipdrive said...

I just heard about that.
Yeah, Joe and Mary Sixpack rush to Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus every payday to buy a new frock or the latest handbag and shoes.
Talk about putting lipstick on a pig!

Cynica said...

And for $150K they couldn't get her better shoes?

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

That's what I'm saying, cynica.

Rhode Island Rules said...

She gets to keep the clothes as a parting gift though, right?

Anonymous said...

Actually, I saw that woman's "Mt. Rushmore slapped on a lot of flag" T-shirt on the Sak's website. They showed it with a small clutch purse shaped like the Liberty Bell. So chic!

Matty Boy said...

As the seventh commenter, I'm amazed that I get to be the first to write

I came from the people, they need to adore me
So Christian Dior me from my head to my toes...


I guess most PonyPals aren't Andrew Lloyd Webber fans. Just as well.

Muscato said...

But Matty - "High Flying Adored" popped up in comments just a few posts down, albeit in reference to Cindy.

I think they're heading into "Rainbow Tour" territory ("...and yes...and no"), but for the moment, let her have her moment in the sun:

I'm their savior - that's what they call me,
So Lauren Bacall me, anything goes!


It's going go be quite a tag sale at RNC headquarters next month...

Matty Boy said...

Muscato, I love the tag sale line, but getting out flop sweat stains is really hard!

tangobaby said...

Dear PSP,

Here I was writing my own little post about the same topic, but I have decided to see if I can be selected for the VP ticket for 2012 because I would compromise a lot of my values for a pair of Christian Louboutins and a new wardrobe from Saks.

I think most women would understand that sort of sacrifice and would donate heavily to my campaign for fashion dominance.

Antoinette said...

Unbelievable; I bet she has also billed the state to dress her daughters in the finest to attend functions they were not even invited to......get real woman pleaaseeee!

Anonymous said...

They also outfitted the kids and Todd. What about Levi? Do you suppose it was Levi's First Suit? Did he need a clip-on tie?

Missy said...

Working moms night have been able to afford such things if we weren't such slackers and took only 3 days of maternity leave!

zoe said...

Apparently, she does not get to keep the clothes, per the regs, and according to an RNC spokesperson, the clothes will be donated to charity. Hmmm.
On another note, I was shocked, yes shocked, the clothes came from Neiman Markup and Saks. I was betting on the Fredrick's of Hollywood catalog. Oh well,what do I know.

Cecilia said...

So exactly how does one spend that much to look that ordinary? Looking wicked cheap would be believable(see the Hiltons) but man...at least Eva Peron was done up really well!

dguzman said...

She had to let it happen; she had to change. Couldn't stay all her life down at heel, looking out of the window, seeing Putin rearing his head...

SanFranLefty said...

The devil wears Prada...and Gucci...and Chanel. But those fugly boots and too-tight suits make it looks like she's shopping at Mervyn's.

ProblemWithCaring said...

Can we guess the Charity? The Alaskan Rape Crisis Center? You pay for your own rape kit, but stay for the used drawers...