Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Just your average hockey mom

Sorry, but I couldn't resist. Sarah Palin is on campus where daughter Carrie works, today. This was news to me... and so was this...

So Sarah Palin thinks she is just like the rest of us? Apparently the Republicans have spent $150,000.00 dressing her since being nominated for vp! (another story HERE) Yep, that's close to the monthly allotment for clothes in our house. Her jacket for the RNC speech alone was $2500.

With spending like this they'll have that national debt dwindled down in no time. And when she talked about bringing change to Washington, apparently she meant a change of clothes.

Rumor has it they're going to donate the clothes to charity though. I mean, you know, we wouldn't want her wearing the same outfit twice. But wouldn't that be like Socialism? Spreading the clothing wealth around...

Maybe she'll just leave a bag of clothes on Carrie's desk when she leaves Findlay today. That would be nice of her.

11 comments:

Carrie Jade said...

By no means am I a big Sarah fan but I'd bet some of the suits those boys are wearing push $2500.

She had Lee Greenwood (the guy who wrote the Proud to be an American song) sing his song and the national anthem. Also, she came on stage to Eye of the Tiger...(?). She tried to quote Mother Theresa and I still have no idea what she was trying to say.

She did a good job for what she does. I have a hard time not liking her but I manage.

I don't understand why they keep saying that Obama wants to spread the wealth like it's some terrible thing. Isn't that kind of what Jesus said we should do? I'm still undecided because I'm not sure it's the governments place to spread the wealth but it sure would make us better people if we did it on our own.

Who knows.....I'm not sad I didn't go.

dan h. said...

Carrie,
I still think it's too bad you didn't go. I would have went wanted to go. I didn't know she was going to be there.

The biggest part of my problem with the whole thing isn't really even "her" though, but how she seems to be more of a pawn in someone else's game. That's what I've thought from the beginning. Kind of like... "we just want you to be a woman and look pretty, so we can gain more votes; but you leave the interviews and the talking and stuff to us boys." It just smells a little too much like putting pretty cheerleaders on the sidelines to sell tickets, or bikini babes selling beer. That seems to epitomize the basic difference between the two campaigns - one is based on substance (Obama), and one is based on a show (McCain). Maybe I'm wrong, but that's how I see it.

Anyway, pretty exciting for Findlay!

MR said...

You're having to get creative with finding the worst view of everything Republican. She's actually very competant, and just happens to look like that. She also knows full well that if they win, she goes from pawn to Queen.

dan h. said...

Creative? I said the same thing on Sept. 3 (warning-political rant), except I used the term "political shenanigans" instead of pawn.

MR said...

You sure you want to boast about being that quick to judge?

Carrie Jade said...

I hear she'll be in the Fort on Saturday evening at 6:30...with Hank Williams, Jr. or something like that.

dan h. said...

Hmm... how come I never know about these things. I get all kinds of email from Obama, but the only thing I get from McCain are ignorant phone calls about Obama.

I checked on seeing Sarah, and it's already sold out. Maybe I should get a sign "Sarah Palin is a Communist" and stand along Coliseum. (She does live closer to Russian than the rest of us).

Carrie Jade said...

Haha. A friend of mine from High School told me about it. He wants some other to join him in protest. He'll be holding the sign that says "A Country Boy Can't Survive under a McCain/Palin administration" in honor of Hank Bill, JR.

Tom said...

Afraid I have to agree with MR on this one, Dan, I think you're looking for a reason to hate.

As of October 20th Obama has raised 603 million and spent 470 million. McCain has raised 358 million and spent 262 million.(McCain has to observe limits and Obama doesn't) They will end up spending over 1 billion dollars to get their message out their and you right a post complaining about $150,000?

Tom said...

oops I meant "write" not "right". Does that mean I'm right and not wrong, or right and not left? Or maybe just a mistake.

dan h. said...

I don't believe Obama has ever claimed to be "just your average hockey mom" either. In fact, I think he's been pretty open about how privileged he is now. Not the same thing in my book.