Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hypocrisy and Politics: Why Sarah Palin's $150,000 Shopping Spree Matters

Something about being a politician or celebrity must make people fail to see the hypocrisy in their words or actions. How else can you explain the news that the Republican National Party has paid more than $150,000 in clothes and accessories for Sarah Palin and her family since September. That is like $18,000 a week! Now, I doubt there is anything illegal about that or not. What surprises me is that no one in the McCain campaign or the Republican party thought this might be a problem if people found out. I mean your candidate is there everyday claiming to be part of the real hardworking America who love the country and not arugula eating latte sipping liberals. Then we find out she has been shopping at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth. Last time I checked, the Joe Six Packs and Plumbers don't shop at these boutiques. If you want to attack your opponents as being elitist, you may want to not do things that make you look more elitist than them. Do the expensive clothes look good? You bet, but then you become the greatest argument against your own case...unless your supporters are incapable of seeing hypocrisy.

RNC shells out $150K for Palin fashion -

$150,000 Wardrobe for Palin May Alter Tailor-Made Image - New York Times

After a $150,000 Makeover, Sarah Palin Has an Image Problem - Washington Post

Re: The Bling - Time Magazine

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