- $49,425.74 at Saks
- $75,062.63 at Neimans
- $ 4,716.49 on hair and make-up
- $ 5,102.71 at Bloomingdale's
- $ 9,447.71 at Macy's
- $ 4,902.45 at Atelier
- $ 295.00 at Pacifier (Trig's romper, etc)
Okay...let's be honest and fair. Who among us wouldn't need a few new items for the suitcase before embarking on an 8-week rally, TV, radio, newspaper, magazine tour? Likely the first thing I'd have said to John McCain if he'd called and asked me to be his VP would have been, "But, I have nothing to wear!" Oh, and I'm a democrat.
Really, though...Saks? Neiman-Marcus? We all know this is NOT where Joe Six-Pack buys Josephine's Christmas present. And, Joe the Plumber? I saw him yesterday in front of me in the check-out line at Target. Come on, GOP...get a clue.
Just for fun, I priced a few items on my wardrobe makeover list at Neimans. If you are an average person living on Main Street, America...prepare to be amused.
- Black dress pants - $575
- Woven cotten basic shirt (white) - $250
- Woven cotten basic shirt (black) - $795 (oh, it's lusious!)
- Beautiful funky green cardigan sweater - $365 (I think I really want this one)
- Belted cardigan sweater - $575
- Turtleneck sweater (need 2) - $275 each - $550
- Ballerina flats - $195
- Dressy boots - $1,145
- All purpose suede dress shoe - $425
Total - $4875. And I still need another pair of non-mom jeans (it's the WASH that gives us away, ladies, not the fit!!), a couple of tunic tops, tights, some belts, some jewelry.
I will not be shopping at Neiman-Marcus. Shame on you, GOP.
And do we really believe the intention of the RNC is to give Palin's pricey clothes to charity at the end of the campaign? They must not believe they're going to the White House. It seems to me you'd want to look spiffy while being the VP just as much as you wanted to look spiffy trying to be the VP. Or...once elected...do the Palins go back to the clothes of the common people?
McCain's campaign spokesperson said she didn't understand why, with all the real issues to be discussed, people wanted to talk about pantsuits and blouses.
Hmmmm....we felt the same way last week about Bill Ayers.