It’s all over the news. GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin is getting a lot of flack for her $150,000 GOP-funded new clothes for her ongoing stumping.
It doesn’t matter who you’re voting for… this is a stupid issue that I wish someone would comment on. Ok, I’m not shy. I will do it.
First, full disclosure: I am not a Palin fan by any means.
But as I said, my political tastes aside, it’s all about PR and costumes.
As a former news reporter in the public eye almost every moment (even when off-the-air and off-camera), you need to look your best. Otherwise people discredit your professionalism.
For a man, you’re set with a couple of suits, several ties and shirts and perhaps some powder to keep the shine off your face. (It’s what I insist my husband has on hand always when he’s going to be on TV for his work.)
For a women, however, it’s different. Although you won’t admit it, people notice when women have worn the same clothes more than once in a week. So you need more than a couple of suits and blouses to carry you. Heck! There’s even some magazines who show when celebs have worn the same outfit! Forget just wearing something over again!
Then, as a mom with a baby, your going to get your outfits dirty, no matter how hard you try to keep clean! And I am not even mentioning all the hand shaking and hugging that goes on. A second or third outfit always needs to be handy. And that costs money.
Then there’s make-up and hair. A bit of powder won’t cut it. Women are expected to wear more. And as you may know, cosmetics aren’t cheap.
I cannot believe the media is talking about this as a real significant news story. It’s a distraction of the REAL issue of who’s right to lead out country. Get over it!
Oh yes. One more thing: I’ve never heard a discussion on how much the male candidate spend (or have others spend) on their wardrobes. Someone want to release that info?