I honestly was trying to avoid writing about this next story. And I held out as long as I could. I already have an unfair rep. of being somewhat of a sexist, and I was afraid that writing about this subject would reinforce that unfair perception of moi. After all, if Sarah Palin was a male politician, would we have made such a big deal about her $150,000 shopping spree on the RNC's dime? I thought about that for a minute.....and the answer I came up with was, yes. I will use exhibit A, John Edwards, and his $200 hair cuts, to bolster my position. We killed the Breck Boy for his vainglorious ways, when his hair cuts were the story. So yes, Sarah, your ass is fair game.
Now let's talk about Sarah for a minute: Seems girlfriend hit up Neiman Marcus in the Twin Cities and Saks in the Lu for $75,062 and $41,850, respectively (that's funny, I never pegged St. Louis for a Saks kind of town), and girlfriend dropped another $4,100 for makeup and hair consulting. Even little baby Trig got hooked up. A $92 romper and matching hat did the trick for the little one. But seriously, hair consulting? Is that kind of like having a life coach just for your hair. Now why would Sarah need a hair consultant? I have some advise for you Sarah; and it won't cost you a dime: Lose that fucked up Aunt B hair style of yours. Try something else. Anything.
So in all, the little shopping spree came up to $150,000.00 all to dress up the hockey mom. (The Flyers are still winless) Sorry Sarah, your little makeover doesn't say small town middle A-merry-can values to me. In fact, it says style and appearance over substance. So let's see now: the average U.S. household spends $1,874 a year on clothes, you dropped damn near $100,000.00 on clothes in one month. That's a little more than just some lipstick there Sarah, don't you think? And I wonder if you will pay the taxes you will owe for these gifts? I am guessing you won't. After all, you do have some issues with stealing the government's money.
"Let's do what our parents told us before we probably even got that first credit card...Don't live outside of our means" Hear that A-merry-ca? Don't blow the entire college fund and 401K in just one month.
But as funny as this shit is, it's not what really has me pissed off about this story. No, it's the rethulicans reaction and how they carried about their little operation makeover in the first place. First, the arrogant pieces of shits are acting as if it's no big deal, just another case of the press picking on poor Sarah. And now we hear that they are going to donate the clothes to charity. Give me a break! Like what they are just going to drive that shit down to the Goodwill and drop it off. (Yes, I am Bob from the RNC, we have some Bob Mackie gowns here that we think you would just love to have )The slick ass rethuglicans, knowing that it's illegal for candidates to buy themselves clothes and personal items. So what did they do? They had a rehtuglican consultant, Jeff Larson, bill all the goodies to his firm, and then they reimbursed him. Larson, by the way, is running Mr. Morton's robo calls and is the same guy that ran the frat boy's robo calls against Mr. Morton in 2000. So in order to get around a little campaign law that McCain himself co-authored, the RNC used a middle man to get Sarah her clothes. You cant make this shit up.
So round and round it goes. Sarah and the family needed clothes because what, they don't have clothes in Alaska? The clothes they had didn't play well on television? What the hell, the woman was a governor of the state of Alaska for crying out loud, and her family didn't have any clothes? Can you imagine if the shoe was on the other foot (no pun intended), and the DNC had hooked up Joe Biden with some suits? We wouldn't hear the end of it.
But enough of Saksgate, it's time we got back to focusing on the real important issues facing our country. How bout dem Phillies?