Thursday, October 23, 2008

Morning Joe: Palin's $150K Wardrobe Shatters Hockey Mom Myth.

Mika originally tried to defend Palin spending more on clothes in three months than most women earn in a year, but has to finally concede that the anger coming from people emailing into the show is justified. She then changes tack by asking how much Obama spends on his suits, which seems to me to be utterly missing the point. Obama, I presume, pays for his suits himself. Palin's clothing was paid for by money donated by the public.

But the over riding point, which even Mika eventually appears to get, is that there is a huge credibility breach between selling yourself as "a Hockey Mom" and spending almost $50,000 at Saks Fifth Avenue.


daveawayfromhome said...

"more on clothes in three months than most women earn in a year"? I dont know what you make, but that's about 4X my pay. 'Course, I'm not a woman.

Kel said...

No, you're right Dave. It's more than most people earn in three years.

But it's the fact that she does this whilst calling other elitist which makes me gasp.