The Republicans are marketing Sarah Palin as someone who is just like you. So why is it that they spent one hundred and fifty thousand dollars to make her look like someone who has more money than you could ever dream of?
The John McCain campaign has used its donations to pay for Sarah Palin to get luxury fashion from stores like Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, along with special hair and makeup treatments. Remember all those vapid articles about how ordinary folks can do the Sarah Palin hairstyle? The simple answer is that you can’t, unless you happen to have tens of thousands of dollars to spend on it.
If you donated money to the McCain campaign, some of it went for this: Not on efforts to convince Americans to follow the Republican political platform, but to put lipstick on Sarah Palin. During this time of a troubled Main Street economy, that sort of spending smacks of economic elitism.
At the same time that Sarah Palin was playing dress-up with $150,000 of the McCain campaign’s money, she was not talking to reporters because, McCain’s aides said, she just wasn’t ready.
Why, it’s almost as if the Republicans were thinking that what matters most about Sarah Palin is not what she thinks or what she is capable of doing, but just how she looks.