Please consider, if you will, the plight of poor, poor Sarah Palin.
A year ago, you (probably) didn’t know she existed. She was just another lipstick-wearing, God-fearing, moose-hunting hockey mom. Oh sure, she was the Governor of her state. But it was Alaska, so no one really cared.
Now, a landslide of shit is aimed in her direction. She never knows when that bitch Katie Couric is going to spring out from behind a tree, surprising her with “Gotcha!” questions. Late night talk show hosts are poking fun at the fact that Sexy Sarah’s going to be a grandma. At 44. That uppity, smart-mouth Tina Fey is doing an impression of her every Saturday.
Things are tough.
And now, the wardrobe flap. It has been estimated that the Republican Party has spent $150,000 to clothe Sarah and her family. To make them “presentable” for the public. People are in an uproar. A fracas. A right tizzy. $150,000 is a whole lotta green, when the economy’s headed straight for the pooper. How dare they?
John McCain is defending the expenditure. He says it’s justified. The GOP is circling the wagons around their (former) pageant princess. Most of the skewering is coming from seemingly liberal sources.
And that’s what I don’t get.
I think the $150,000 is money well spent. I say it’s probably not enough. She bought those clothes in New York. Why not fly her to Milan, Paris, London, to shop designers? Fly her on a private jet with everyone in her Alaskan constituency for company. Could Sarah be driving a fancier car? Mercedes for everyone! Her and her skidoo-driving husband, kids, grandkid and daughter’s baby-daddy are going to need a big ‘ol house in the lower 48; what can we find in the $400 million range?
Because every dollar they piss away on Sarah Palin’s sweater sets, is a dollar they aren’t spending on ugly attack ads.
Money well spent, G.O.P.