Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Cutting Edge

I just watched a CNN segment about how Sarah Palin's glasses are making her a fashion icon...

Seriously??

Shouldn't Peg Hill be getting the credit for that fashion statement?

20 comments:

Marie said...

I don't understand the whole Palin/beauty thing myself. I swear an employee in my office went and bought frames like hers just because it is the IN things??? I wore my hair up and their all "Wow, trying to look like Palin today?"

Huge WTF

Michelle said...

I agree. Kinda pathetic that this is what the media talks about. Did you also see the segment about the fact that her and McCain hug instead of shaking hands? Do we really care?

Ashley said...

Oh goodness, no I missed the significance of their hugs. I'm just glad they don't do "terrorist fist jabs", that's scary.

Would McCain hug his VP if it was a man? Hmmmm

Me said...

WTF is right. I thought we were done with the bee-hive in 1994?

Maybe it's the new look for liars.

Kimmy Crack Korn said...

That's hilarious. Last week (or the week before, I can't remember!) Adam Carolla said on his radio show that Palin's a cross between Peg Hill and Tina Fey. Too funny.

Elizabeth L in Apex, NC said...

And do we Want our candidates to be fashion statements? I mean, they shouldn't look like slobs, but clean, put-together, and in-tell-i-gent is enough for me. Just sayin'.

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! ;-)

Melodie said...

I have to disagree about the glasses looking the same as Peg Hill's. Peg's glasses, with the temple starting low, then angling up, are just like the glasses I wore in fifth grade (1983). Just because they are both rectangular does not make them the same.

I think people saying that she's making a fashion statement is just dumb, though. I'm sure she wasn't the first person to buy those frames, either.

Ashley said...

I think the frameless/square look is very senior citizen. I also think she's far from a fashion plate, she's no Jackie O. Maybe in Alaska (and yes, I know I just pissed off all of the Alaskans. Sorry to both of you).

Don't get me started on girlfriend's signature hair style there. I'm glad a stylist held her down and figured out something different for the RNC.

I'll give Cindy McCain and her $300,000 outfits props over Palin's moose hunting getup any day of the week.

Me said...

It's a good thing that Cindy McCain is able to afford those clothes, wouldn't want her to be middle class making less than 5 million a year or anything.

Princess Peaches said...

I lubs you.

Me! said...

I would almost bet someone picked those out for her ...

Renee said...

I read something today about how people are really digging her because she's "just like us", and how this is such a change from politics in the past. People loved FDR but not because he was "just like them"...same with Ronald Reagan. Now all of a sudden we want someone like us, or someone we could imagine sitting next to at our kid's hockey game, running the country. Now we think that someone who has walked in our shoes and can relate to us is going to make better decisions than someone with more experience or who is better educated.

Two favorite quotes from the article:
"We don't live in an age of looking up to authority anymore. We don't cotton to the idea that there are people who are our betters. In this time of "American Idol," bedroom bloggers and the belief that experience, knowledge and education don't necessarily mean a whole lot, Palin is a symbol, a statement that anyone can make it if he or she really tries."

"This is where culture wars, identity politics and self-suffocating academic theories of deconstructionism have led us: Authority is suspect. Experience is corrupting. Ignorance is strength?"

Oh wait, let me add in a 3rd quote because I think a lot of people feel this way: "She's just as flawed as we are," Tweddle said. "It's not the fact that she's a woman but the way she does it all. And let me tell you: There're more American parents with unwed pregnant teenaged children than American parents with Harvard grads. She's real."

It's so interesting to me that people are really digging this whole "she's just like us" thing. Do they think THEY would make a good VP of the USA?

-The Renee

Renee said...

PS I know my comment had nothing to do with Palin's glasses or beauty, but this stuff has been on my mind in a big way, so I put it out there anyway. :)

Ashley said...

Good points Renee. I'm afraid the McCain camp was smarter than I thought in choosing her. She's as corrupt a politician as any (missing emails that she claims are under "executive privilege" but that were CC'ed to her hubby?? Come on now), as a mother--if she wasn't their candidate--most women would tear her to shreds with disapproval, as a woman--she's not like many of us.

That's what gets me on the bargain board, they are THE MOST JUDGMENTAL women on the planet. If Sarah Palin was a poster there with 5 kids with Walmartz names, took an 8 hour flight in premature label with a Down Syndrome baby, ran back to work 3 days later, had a knocked up teenager who drinks and parties...OMG they would rip her to shreds, light the pieces on fire and piss on them. She would be HATED. But nominate her as VP and she's a martyr and mother of the year.

My BIGGEST fear is that world leaders will not take this person seriously. She could end up as president and whether we like it or not, what they think matters. I don't see them respecting someone who refuses media interviews until she is "treated with deference"...I just don't see them taking a hockey mom pitbull with lipstick seriously.

Me said...

I will bet you anything right now that come debate night, that bee-hive will be down, covering an earpiece. Watch for it.

They are totally feeding her what to say, and teleprompting her speeches. I think she has that biting tone in order to force all the lies past her lips.

Joe needs to rip her apart on debate night. He can nail her for all the lies, I just hope they let him do it.

ps: Joe was my day one wish for president, Obama choosing him for VP was based on who can do the best job, not who can tip the votes.

Ashley said...

I will confess that Biden makes me slightly nervous just because he's the father of the Patriot Act and all that jazz. You know how I am about my privacy. HOWEVER, I do think he'll make an excellent VP and there is far less of a chance of him being president as there is for Palin. She wouldn't make me so nervous if she wasn't so close to the Big Chair.

Me said...

David Letterman said something that made my heart palpatate a little less...

He made a joke that they picked her because George Bush has set the bar so low.

I laughed but then it got me thinking, actually *anyone* would be better, maybe even Palin. Maybe even?

Not that I support that ticket as you know, but I have been having nightmares at the possibility.

Can things get any worse? Don't answer that. I need my sleep :)

Me said...

Joe did champion an anti-terrorism bill similar to the one now, that was right after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

He complains that is was watered down by conservatives.

The problem is that he gives such long speeches that everyone gets confused as to what is part in it really was.

Me said...

I didn't word that very good, sorry.

Joe did write some anti-terror legislation and most of it was used to build the Patriot Act. What Bush did was take Joe Biden's bill and added in the stuff that democrats objected to and pushed that through.

I guess in that respect you could say he is the father of the Patriot Act, which plants a seed in people that doesn't sound very good.

Like everything, it deserves a closer look.