Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Sarah Palin: all style, no substance
Sarah Palin's camp have commented on her campaign wardrobe, via Meg Stapleton:
"We are pleased to learn that all the purchases and decisions made by senior campaign staffers, and paid for by the RNC and returned to the RNC, were all done according to the law. The clothes in this campaign were treated just like the many stages upon which the Governor stood and the hundreds of lights used to illuminate them; all were used during the campaign and returned upon its conclusion. It is difficult to reconcile the obsessive reference to clothing on the campaign trail with any legitimate political issue and that leaves the unsettling conclusion that Governor Palin is the single national political figure who is critiqued on policy, family and clothing. When people start asking details about the personal effects of other candidates, then maybe the double standard will be eliminated."
Enquiries WERE made regarding Obama's campaign clothes:
Politico checked records for Barack Obama's campaign and the Democratic party: No similar fashion expenditures.
In the light of the CREW complaint outcome, is President Obama feeling shortchanged because he didn't order a few suits from London's Saville Row? Would Michelle Obama's words have sounded more earnest if she had been dressed in designer clothes?
How the RNC choose to spend their money is their business, but dressing Sarah Palin and her whole large, loving family in expensive clothes, having make-up artists and the best hairdressers couldn't mask the simple fact that they didn't have a message to deliver.
Carrie Prejean was artificially enhanced and looked reasonably good until she opened her mouth.
The same happened to Sarah Palin. She looked good and shiny, but had no substance.
Do the RNC really think that a political campaign should be conducted as a beauty pageant?
Was a well dressed Sarah Palin the best they could offer their donors and the voting public when the economy was imploding and people were losing their homes and jobs?
Very good post about Sarah's wardrobe