Sunday, October 26, 2008

Palin Family Cleans Up

I like fashion, don't get me wrong. But I've never been that captivated by the idea of owning a Louis Vuitton bag.

I was amused to see this piece about the Palin family cleaning up at the Mall of America. You can go there for a slide show with pictures of the ruby slippers Palin wore for the debate. There are other compelling images, too, including befores and afters. My favorite is this one of little Piper Palin with her big Mac soda and her Louis Vuiiton bag. (Way to set an example for the real kids of America, Piper!)

I was at the Mall of America the day after the Republican National Convention, in Bloomington, Minnesota, with my relatives from Papua New Guinea. We saw a lot of women with garish elephant jewelry, but we didn't see Sarah Palin: I guess she and Todd and the kids were in the dressing rooms at Neiman Marcus.

I bet that Cindy McCain had her hand in all of this. Cindy sometimes looks like a Star Trek queen, in her pricey get ups. It looks like the Republican party is doing that dreaded socialist thing after all: spreading the wealth around, at least as far as Wasilla.

I'd rather buy something from Blue Q, like my Happy Camper bag (pictured here), or the new Sarah Palin WTF? Car Magnet. (Thank you, Justin, for sending me there!) The Happy Camper costs $11.99, and that just seems so much more reasonable (and responsible, in these hard times) than $1,350 or so.

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