The Cool House: Double Standards

Friday, October 24, 2008

Double Standards

Oh, Sarah. I was willing to cut you some slack on the $150,000 clothes issues. After all, it's not like you could have worn your Alaska outfits at the RNC. There are double standards for women and nice suits can be pricey.
But this interview you gave the Chicago Sun-Tribune
"It's kind of painful to be criticized for something when all the facts are not out there and are not reported. "The clothes that were loaned to us during the convention. And I don't think it was anywhere near...What did they say... $150 grand? It wasn't anywhere near that."
Three things
1) Why aren't the facts out there? Your campaign adviser is Tucker Eskew who's never had a problem getting the message out, and Maria Comella, who did such sterling work on the lipstick issue, is your spokesperson. Are you saying you can't manage your staff?
2) If the "facts" aren't out there it's difficult to report them but in a 24 hour 7 day a week news cycle reporters are hungry for any new stories. Give 'em the facts and they'll talk about them ad nauseum.

3) Cute bag, kid.
Why didn't you just come out and say "I had nothing to wear". That's an acceptable reason for a shopping spree. No one would have called you on it. But outright denial? "Those are not ours. We give those back, those go to charity or they'll be auctioned off or whatever. That's not even my property." That there is a lot of excuse, also.
Three more points: $150,000 is a big fat charitable write-off; I don't think you'll be able to return those boots; and, if you're the fiscally responsible ticket, don'cha think you should have checked the receipts?
One last thing. $22,800 for two weeks' hair and make-up services? I can't even begin to justify that one.


Jean Martha said...

It's bad enough that the kid has a Louis Vuitton bag...but I think it's a copyright infringed one since it has metal feet. Umm...

modernemama said...

Things that are not what they purport to be Hmm. A metaphor for the campaign?

Why S? said...

One would hope that for that kind of money, every stitch would be made in the US with union workers. But the LV bag, whether knock off or genuine argues against that fantasy.

Jean Martha said...

hahahahahahahahh this picture kept bugging me so I google'd it. It IS fake!

Anonymous said...

Why are you using this blog for political comments? It is obvious what side you are on.

modernemama said...

Dear Anonymous:
It's my blog and I'll write what I want to...