"I'm a Real Fancy Maverick!"
This keeps getting better.
It seems the GOP and the McCain campaign has used more than $150,000 in campaign donations to gussie up Caribou Barfie.
In keeping with their Joe the Plumber, down-home folksiness, Camp McCain has mosied on down to the Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue General Stores and bought Miss Missy enough fancy duds to pay for the health care of 15 people for a year.
No wonder she's such a hit with rural America--they think she bought that Oscar de la Renta couture suit at WalMart!
Let's see...as Governor of Alaska, Palin makes $125,000 a year. Now can someone please explain to me how anyone can justify spending that plus another $25,000 on clothes in three months?
Are we Democrats being pissy about this?
Well, when John Edwards was paying $400 for a haircut, we sure heard a lot about that from the right-wingers. But even if Edwards got one haircut a week at $400 a pop, it would take him more than 7 years to spend $150,000 on his vanity.
I am imagining the diehard Republican blue collar worker who stretched his budget and sent the McCain campaign $100. I wonder how he'd feel knowing he bought a third of a blouse with his donation?
I make pretty decent money, but I only own two things from Nordstrom- a blouse and a vest I bought on sale. As for Neiman Marcus, a friend of mine once gave me a pair of red leather Cole Hahn driving moccasins she bought for me on sale at the Neiman Marcus Last Chance Outlet. That's it.
This is a big deal.
It shows that the GOP are all style and no substance.
It shows that they may be trying to appeal to the rural WalMart crowd, but they're doing it in glossy couture.
I can see Cindy McCain justifying the $300,000 ensemble she wore at the RNC convention--it was her money.
I can even see Old McCain sporting his $600 Ferragamo loafers--it was her money, too.
But what I can't see is someone who used to dress like this:
suddenly dressing like this:
Small town hockey mom, my ass.