Sarah Palin’s Cole Haan Boots

October 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?


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

  1. The boot is actually this one:

    still, though, $495 is not cheap!!! gosh, I wish I could afford boots like those.

  2. Hey, all the most fashionable Nazis are wearing them.

    You wouldn’t want her to feel out of (goose) step, would you?

  3. Nice boot, but totally wrong heel. Hers is better. 🙂

  4. Doh! Thanks Jaime. I forgot to look at the heel.

  5. Take a look at both of those boots??? The heel is a dead giveaway. The ones she is wearing are closer to the Sierra Air still pretty pricy for a joe 6 pack hockey mom.

  6. I actually believe her when she says most of the clothes are on the campaign airplane, so she can be prepared for all possibilities. I think it was overreacting ($150K at Neiman Marcus and Saks 5th Avenue?) but not entirely inappropriate – they could have dropped a zero and gone somewhere else. (I couldn’t tell as Trig Palin was being passed around at the convention among various Palins and McCains that his outfit ran over $100. Something about the lack of light.)

    But it’s not like the campaign has its spending priorities that straight – they’ve paid Palin’s makeup artist more than the campaign’s national security adviser.

  7. The boot labeled as a $600 pair of boots does not look like the much more attractive pair she is wearing in the picture. As a bootlover, I believe there should be a public fund of taxpayers dollars for each American woman to freely use in buying herself nice, fashionable boots.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: