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Posted by Lawrence "LAW" Watford - - 0 comments

A couple of weeks ago Cindy McCain said "I would suggest Sen. Obama change shoes with me for just one day..." My logical reaction to her comment was "Which pair? The $600 ones you wore at the RNC convention?" (sometimes I wish Obama would hit those out the park, because they pitched that one right over the plate). Anyway, the expense report for the McCain campaign was released yesterday and it showed that the GOP spent $150,000 on wardrobe expenses for Sarah Palin and her family and Cindy McCain's statement flashed, again in my mind. But then other questions popped up in my mind... Who's the real McCoy in this election? Who's really the one who's like most of us in this country? The answer to me is the one with the shoes nobody wants to walk in... I mean literally.

Now, although Sarah Palin's wardrobe expenses are the price of a 3 bedroom house in most parts of the country, that pales in comparison to the $300,000 outfit that Cindy McCain wore the night of her speech at the Republican convention. That ensemble actually is the mortgage on my 1.5 bedroom co-op in Brooklyn. The republicans and right-wing pundits are quick to say that this is a "sideshow" and a distraction from the "real issues", but I can't seem to remember them having the same opinion when we were talking about John Edwards haircuts, or the fact that Barack Obama eats "arugula" or bowls under a 50. I guess those are real issues.

During this election, the right-wing (and Hillary to be fair) has tried to paint Obama as a penny loafer wearing elitist. But it's John McCain who wears $500 Ferragamo loafers (which he probably wears because they have good quality souls that wont scratch up the oak and marble floors in his seven...I mean eight... I mean thirteen.... whole lot of houses). In fact, Obama had to respond to this claim that he's an elitist because he dresses nice:
I basically buy five of the same suit, and then I patch them up and wear them repeatedly. I have four pairs of shoes. Recently I've taken to getting a haircut more frequently than I used to because my mother in law makes fun of me. So I don't think people are too worried about what I'm wearing."
With this in mind, I can't understand how the elitists are the ones who wear the shoes with the holes at the bottom, just finished paying off student loans, and take the Amtrak back and forth from Delaware to DC. everyday, but the regular guys are the ones with seven or eight houses, wardrobes that cost enough to keep a few hundred families from getting foreclosed on this month, and an airplane that sits on the lake in their backyard (BTW: this last one is Sarah Palin).

So when Cindy McCain says, "I would suggest Sen. Obama change shoes with me for just one day...", lets just assume it's because she feels sorry for him...

Piper Palin with her Louis Vuitton bag.

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