Posts Tagged ‘Sarah Palin’
I so admire Sarah Palin’s style! Her confidence and loyalty to her views is admirable in anyone’s eyes. I also like her personal style. I giggled a bit once I heard about the $150k spent on her clothing by the Republican National Commitee. I’m not a hockey mom, but I don’t think that the average hockey/soccer/football/basketball mom can drop that much on clothing… unless her seed is a highly paid professional athlete who still really loves his mommy.
Anyways, to get the $150K look for less, check out the imagery below courtesy of The Avenue…and it’s for the hippie chick hockey mom!
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Ever since the troubled economy became issue number 1 with Americans, the Republican party has changed their game plan to reach struggling, middle-class American families. The “Joe the plumbers” as Sen. McCain likes to call it. But with this new information hitting the net, does this mean the undecided voters have finally made up their mind?
The Republican National Committee has spent more than $150,000 to clothe and style vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August. According to financial disclosure records, the shopping began in early September and included bills from Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis and New York for a combined $49,425.74. The records also document a couple of big-time shopping trips to Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis, including one $75,062.63 spree in early September. The RNC also spent $4,716.49 on hair and makeup through September after reporting no such costs in August. September payments were also made to Barney’s New York ($789.72) and Bloomingdale’s New York ($5,102.71).
The business of primping and dressing on the campaign trail has become fraught with political risk in recent years, as voters increasingly see an elite Washington out of touch with their values and lifestyles.
A review of similar records for the campaign of Democrat Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee turned up no similar spending.
The big question is: does this possibly hurt the McCain-Palin ticket, confirming belief’s that he is indeed out of touch with middle-class America due to his opulent lifestyle? Many Americana’s are also arguing that no “Joe the plumber” can even afford to shop at Neiman Marcus (the average plumber makes $37,514 annually).
Vice presidential candidates, Gov. Joe Biden and Sen. Sarah Palin, met and faced-off for the first time in the first and only VP Debate:
During the debate, which was moderated by Gwen Ifill, both candidates mostly criticized their running mates, and not so much one another. Biden accused Sen. John McCain of being “out of touch” on the economic crisis, citing that “two Mondays ago at 9am, McCain stated that the fundamentals of the economy were strong, then that same day at 11am, McCain said that we have an economic crisis”. Palin accused Sen. Barack Obama of being “too partisan to ever cross party lines to accomplish change”.
Both candidates got personal during the debate, in an effort to prove that they are indeed in touch with America and understand that real people are looking for real change. Palin stated that being a mom, and being concerned about one son in Iraq and a special needs child at home, she understands worries about tuition bills and health insurance. Biden, too, knows what it’s like to hurt and struggle stating, “the notion that somehow, because I’m a man, I don’t know what it’s like to raise two kids alone, [that] I don’t know what it’s like to have a child you’re not sure is going to — is going to make it — I understand.’’ During that statement, he seemed to be fighting back tears.
Most people are convinced that Gov. Palin is not the better choice, citing her inexperience and her misconception of what the responsibilities of the VP is. Her lack of knowledge seemed to reign supreme during the debate while she dodged questions about home ownership and even saying the name of the top American general in Afghanistan wrong, taking it back to her comfort zone of energy on many instances. The carefully and overly scripted Palin could not answer certain questions which were not rehearsed or in her notes. She would often use phrases such as “doggone it” and “heck of a lot” to relate to middle-class America. She even asked Sen. Biden “can I call you Joe?”, when they shook hands, and while he said yes, he consistently referred to her as Governor throughout the debate.
At the end of 90 minutes of verbal jousting, most polls showed Biden had scored heavily. A CBS Focus Group poll of uncommitted voters gave Biden a significant edge: 46% say he won compared to 21% for Palin, while 33% said it was a tie. Most believe that this debate will be a significant deciding factor in the upcoming election, perhaps more important than the Presidential debate. You can check out the debate in it’s entirety here:
According to Nielsen Media Research, the debate was the most watched in history with 66.9 million viewers. The Presidential debate between Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain drew in a total of 52.4 viewers.
For a long time women were said to be oppressed, they were to stand behind their man and play their position, but not in this race. All eyes are on Sarah Palin, Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain. But what do they know? What roles do they play? How does this country and the world at large view them? Who’s side are you on?
Check out this interview with Sarah Palin where she speaks of her Foreign Policy experience:
What about the women behind the suit? Check this out:
Well, maybe she just doesn’t have time to read.
Let’s move on to the women who hold our Presidential candidates down, first stop Michelle Obama:
Here is her speech in Columbus, OH:
But what about the mother and the wife?
Then there’s Cindy McCain, what about her? The women behind the man:
How precious. These women could potentially have a major hand in what goes on in our country. Make sure you register to vote, you can register here @ Rock The Vote
Republican nominee John McCain has chosen Alaskan Governor, Sarah Palin, as his Vice President. This means if McCain wins the election on November 4th, Palin will be the first female VP. Although the decision may be good news to most feminists, not all of America is pleased with his decision, citing Palin is inexperienced and claiming McCain made an “irresponsible and tactless decision”. Governor Palin’s personal life has also come under scrutiny when news broke that her unwed 17 year old teenage daughter was 5-months pregnant. With the Republican National Convention taking place this week, news of the pregnancy seems to be the main focus as opposed to changes the Republican party will set forth if they are put into office. No matter what the case may be, we are happy to see a female in a (potentially) powerful position.
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