So, maybe it is about her looks

I was reading an article about the amounts of money that the candidates have left to spend.

http://enews.earthlink.net/article/p...81024388856320

This little excerpt is what I find rather interesting/mind-boggling/disgusting...

In an interview with the Chicago Tribune Thursday, Palin said the clothes bought for the Republican National Convention were not worth $150,000 and said most have not left her campaign plane.

"Oh, if people only knew how frugal we are," she said.
There was no evidence of additional clothing purchases in the most recent reports.


But McCain's Oct. 1-15 filing showed that the campaign paid $22,800 to Palin's traveling stylist, Amy Strozzi, an acclaimed celebrity makeup artist. In contrast, McCain's foreign policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann, was paid $12,500, the report showed.


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Women are often judged more harshly about looks than men. Not that this justifies the high dollar price, but I assume that women on the campaign trail will need to pay attention to their looks a heckuva lot more than the men need to. So yea. It's about her looks allright.

Campbell Brown backs me up:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/1..._n_137106.html
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$22,800 for 15 days of work? I'm in the wrong damned field!
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What happened to judging someone based on the content of their character? It's all so bizarre. I don't care what the hell people look like on the outside.
gah.

Sex is a small part of life. For some folks, it's their WHOLE life and they judge EVERYTHING based on it. That kind of thinking, I just... don't understand it.

whatever. This world freaks me out and grosses me out on a daily basis.
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I understand revamping her look for the campaign. I don't understand spending $150K on it and then turning around and claiming to be down with "Joe Sixpack" when you're getting all of that stuff from ultra-high end stores. To me, that is the issue more than anything else.
I understand revamping her look for the campaign. I don't understand spending $150K on it and then turning around and claiming to be down with "Joe Sixpack" when you're getting all of that stuff from ultra-high end stores. To me, that is the issue more than anything else.
Originally Posted by gemini
EXACTLY! THAT'S my problem with that situation...the blatant hypocrisy and her own compromising of her credibility.

It's so strange to me that so many people are unable to pick up on that irony/contradiction.
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And on top of that, aren't they hurting for money? If my competitor was making and using more money than me to advertise, I would be careful how I used my limited money. McCain's advertising hasn't been impressive so far and this isn't helping his cause either. Not a wise move!
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Palin can still look attractive and Vice-presidential with nice expensive clothes, but what they did was ridiculous.
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Lots about that woman gripes me. But to pay almost twice as much to a beautician as you pay to a foreign policy advisor????
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Lots about that woman gripes me. But to pay almost twice as much to a beautician as you pay to a foreign policy advisor????
Originally Posted by ScrappyTam

Right?!?!? I mean, yeah, your face is on nearly every TV in the country, you don't want to look like you just rolled out of bed or anything, but spending twice as much on beauty as foreign policy advisement (is that a word?) is ridiculous.
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I am not a lover of Palin, but I highly doubt that she even stepped foot in Saks or Neimans to do all that shopping. Her stylist bought it all with campaign money. Stylists get paid to shop and make one look fashionable. And when one is televised, especially a woman, that stylist was probably just given a credit card and told there was no limit. Sarah probably didn't even know she was wearing couture. Does Alaska even have a Saks? I know there is no Neiman-Marcus there.

Can't really whine on Palin for that. I think this whole thing is very "Princess Diaries" for her.

So yeah, it's about her looks in that aspect.
But if the clothes are going to be returned, don't they have to hurry up before the 30-day window expires? If not, they'll just get a store credit! Well maybe Bristol can get some of her place setting with the credit.
If you are spending that much at those particular stores, those return policies don't apply so much. I once returned things to Neiman's over a YEAR after I had bought them. They didn't question it at all. Of course, tags were still attached and it was obvious nothing was used.

I LOVE N-M's customer service!
They said that the clothes might be donated to charity. I'd like to know...what is the market for pit-stained $2,500 jackets?
That's more than my car! That's more that a college education.

Shoot, the woman that did my make-up for my headshots charged me $60. I hope she doesn't get all sporty after reading this...


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Speaking of her looks....notice anything about the scarf?

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_1xQeOPE9eP...palinscarf.jpg
Originally Posted by Myradella3

HA! Donkeys are Democrats...somebody forgot to tell Palin that.
The scarf essentially says, "Vote Democratic". So maybe all of her supporters on this board will do as she's asking?
I am not a lover of Palin, but I highly doubt that she even stepped foot in Saks or Neimans to do all that shopping. Her stylist bought it all with campaign money. Stylists get paid to shop and make one look fashionable. And when one is televised, especially a woman, that stylist was probably just given a credit card and told there was no limit. Sarah probably didn't even know she was wearing couture. Does Alaska even have a Saks? I know there is no Neiman-Marcus there.

Can't really whine on Palin for that. I think this whole thing is very "Princess Diaries" for her.

So yeah, it's about her looks in that aspect.
Originally Posted by StephS
The nicest department store we have is Nordstoms. Other than that, we have Sears, JC Penney, and the usual mall stores (Gap, Banana Republic, AE, etc). Our first Target opened a little over a week ago and we're expecting a Kohls soon. I'm not sure where women here buy their suits. When you don't live in Anchorage, you come to Anchorage to do clothes shopping. I can only assume if you're in Anchorage and you need better you probably go to Seattle or somewhere else (I only mention Seattle since it's closest).
I am not a lover of Palin, but I highly doubt that she even stepped foot in Saks or Neimans to do all that shopping. Her stylist bought it all with campaign money. Stylists get paid to shop and make one look fashionable. And when one is televised, especially a woman, that stylist was probably just given a credit card and told there was no limit. Sarah probably didn't even know she was wearing couture. Does Alaska even have a Saks? I know there is no Neiman-Marcus there.

Can't really whine on Palin for that. I think this whole thing is very "Princess Diaries" for her.

So yeah, it's about her looks in that aspect.
Originally Posted by StephS

It doesn't matter whether or not she was physically in the store or not. She is a politician and she is responsible when there is corruption or controversy on the part of her friends, associates, and employees. That's the price EVERY politician pays and she cannot claim innocence due to the "princess diaries" defense.

The greater travesty is that she KNEW this money was spent for her and her family. Oftentimes, something takes place and a politician knows nothing about it. This was not the case in this situation. She actually knew and put the clothes on her back. And let me tell you, even if she "didn't know" (because I'm sure someone will post a sexist post here saying somehow her being a woman means she doesn't have the sense to think to question those Blahniks on her feet), it is her responsibility to find out.

The feminist in me just recoils at how sexist this campaign has been. Even WE don't hold Palin to the same standard we'd hold other politicians to, male or female, simply because she's a woman running for the VP (and essentially the President's ) slot. I find it insulting.
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