Sarah Palin’s Cole Haan BootsOctober 22, 2008 at 9:47 pm | Posted in American politics | 7 Comments
The New York Times reports on Sarah Palin’s new $150,000 wardrobe paid for by the Republican National Committee. One important point they make:
The Republicans spent about $150,000 on a clothing makeover for Ms. Palin and her family, according to financial disclosure forms. But looking at the before-and-after photos, it was not readily apparent what Ms. Palin got, exactly, from her shopping spree at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
What the number $150,000 suggests is that Ms. Palin traded up to designer versions of the clothes she wore before stepping onto the national stage, a surprising implication for a candidate who emphasizes her appeal to working-class voters.
Take for instance, this picture:
Those are Cole Haan boots she is wearing. I think this boot:
That’s a $600 pair of boots!
So how are those small town values holding up folks?