The ladies from the Cotillion are wearing red shoes today in support of Sarah Palin. Since it’ll be a long day (with a fair amount of walking) I won’t be wearing these; instead I’m wearing these, the Geox New Alexa, in red:
David sent a link to this tempest in a teapot from those who have much to gain from class struggle. The woman needs to look picture-perfect every moment of the day, which requires someone to do her hair and makeup, and a dresser. If she can look that good on only $150,000 by all means she has my blessing.
Here’s the video, and all I can hear is the usual noise, mostly cheers,
Judith sent this video comparing Palin’s experience to Obama:
Roger Kimball writes about his disagreement with Christopher Buckley,
Opinion about Palin’s merits is sharply divided, even among conservatives. I acknowledge that she has performed poorly in some recent interviews. Nonetheless, I place myself firmly in the utterly besotted camp. In brief, I think she is the best thing to happen to conservatives since Ronald Reagan. I would feel far safer with her in the White House than I would were Joe Biden or Barack Obama presiding over the canapés at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Why? Well, I enumerated some reasons in a couple of posts last month (here and here.) As it happens, these pieces took off from Bill Buckley’s famous mot about preferring to be governed by the first 2000 names in the Boston telephone directory rather than the 2000 members of the Harvard faculty. Why would he have said that?
And the shoes, of course:
No Palin roundup would be complete without a mention of her shoes.
The news services have a shoe fetish with Sara Palin’s shoes, and Mary‘s keeping track. I have been making a modest profit from posting Amazon associates links to Palin’s shoes. Like Palin, I favor red shoes, and bought myself a pair of these for my birthday last month.
By the way, any woman with legs like Palin’s would be crazy to hide them in pantsuits. Eat your heart out, Hillary.
Jay Randhawa, a brand director at House of Brands Inc. in San Diego, says he was surprised to learn that Gov. Palin was introduced as Mr. McCain’s vice-presidential choice wearing a red pair of peep-toe pumps with 3½-inch heels. The shoes, marketed by his company’s Naughty Monkey line, generally are geared to women in their early to mid-20s who go clubbing, he says.
“The age bracket we target is a little younger. It’s a very edgy, very hip, very street brand,” adds Mr. Randhawa.
Celebrities like Paris Hilton had been photographed in the brand’s shoes, but seldom, if ever, a 40-something politician.
Mr. Randhawa says he realized that Gov. Palin’s footwear choice offered the chance to pitch the Naughty Monkey line to a new demographic. The company quickly sent out emails to its retailers with a photo of the Alaska governor wearing the shoes and the slogan “I vote for Naughty Monkey!”
Especially when many female celebrities cultivate an untouchable, pricier-than-thou image, Palin’s dressed-down, realistic look resonates with voters who themselves don’t have thousands in their clothes budget or a stylist on call.