Palin's Revamped Wardrobe Hurts Her Hockey Mom Image

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Sarah Palin's wardrobe joined the ranks of symbolic political excess, alongside John McCain's multiple houses and John Edwards's USD 400 haircut, writes the New York Times

According to the article, Republicans have expressed fear that the weeks-long building of Palin's image as an average "hockey mom" would be hurt by recent revelations that the Republican Party outfitted her with expensive clothing from high-end stores.

The Republican ccampaign finance reports confirm that the Republican National Committee spent USD 75,062 and USD 49,425 at two of the most expensive New York stores in September for Palin and her family.

Palin's advisors also said that the purchases, which total about USD 150,000 and were listed in the finance report as "campaign accessories" were made in a hurry after the governor of Alaska was chosen as the Republican vice-presidential candidate because she needed new clothes to match climates across the 50 states.

Many Republicans, however believe that such an image is unhelpful when lots of families are experiencing economic pain, and when the image applies to a candidate, like Palin, who has run for office in part on her appeal as an outdoors enthusiast and former small-town mayor scorning pretensions.

"No longer a net asset to the Republican ticket, Sarah Palin may in fact be weighing John McCain down. Those voters crucial to the final outcome - the undecided and independents - don't quite like her, think her selection was cynical and political and cannot imagine her ever being president," writes the British "Independent in a commentary about the Governor's revamped wardrobe.
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avro - 24 Oct 2008 // 23:39:46

"It's been looked into and reported that Obama, Michelle and Biden all buy their own clothes with their OWN money."

If you trust the mainstream media to tell you the truth about Obama, Michelle and Biden, you are dreaming.

The Democrats are getting free ads by virtue of the articles in the liberal newspapers (almost all newspapers) and stories on TV. Just go onto AOL or Yahoo and look at what they decide is newsworthy, certainly nothing about the voter fraud of Acorn for more than a nanosecond, whereas they will beat this Palin clothers thing until the election day.

All of these stories are free ads for Democrats, and what would all this free political advertising cost if Obama, Michelle and Biden had to pay for it!!!!


stumbler - 24 Oct 2008 // 17:39:21

McCain's camp should have thought twice before using campaign funds to doll her up.
It's been looked into and reported that Obama, Michelle and Biden all buy their own clothes with their OWN money.

Taro - 24 Oct 2008 // 12:13:17

So if she doesn't make into the white house, at least she got new garderobe.


avro - 24 Oct 2008 // 03:11:45

Proud Nellie,

For being a guest worker, you have picked up on the realities quickly.


Proud-to-be-Nellie - 24 Oct 2008 // 02:52:36


How can you tell Sarah Palin's clothes are expensive? They look fairly ordinary and not at all glamorous. Michelle Obama wears much more expensive designer clothes and no one is counting how much she is spending on clothes. Honestly, the silly, useless radical media will stop at nothing.

Kolegialen is right - let the Americans do whatever they want, it is not my problem, I am just a guest worker here, I don't care what they do. I can't care, i won't care, I shan't care. It is too frustrating.

avro - 24 Oct 2008 // 01:21:16

I agree she is a doll and I like her, but the Republican handlers who did this ought to be drop kicked the hell out of the organization, because they are stupid as hell.

Why on earth did they take her to these supre upscale stores, when Palin would look great in much less expensive clothing. I have no arguement with women buying this kind of stuff on their own, but the Republicans should have known that the liberal-biased media would pick it up on this and run with it to beat up on the party.

I am Republican, but I have lost ALL respect for the party's' advisors on such matters. IDIOTS!!!!


Proud-to-be-Nellie - 24 Oct 2008 // 00:55:33

Oh, what utter nonsense! Sarah Palin is a doll, it is a pleasure to dress her in nice clothes and to look at her. And so is Cindy McCain, a real American heiress. Unlike Michelle Obama who has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

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