A friend recently sent me this article on the fashions displayed at the convention.
Oscar de la Renta seems to be the designer of choice for Cindy McCain and Laura Bush, and one of Cindy's ensembles is estimated to have cost over $300K. Yes, folks, that's $300,000.00. I'm still having trouble absorbing that.
Remember, the woman is worth $100,000,000, or so I've read elsewhere. As long as the taxpayers don't have to foot the bill, it probably doesn't matter what she wears. It is nice to know how well she keeps in touch with us hoi polloi, though.
Here's what I'd like to see.
Until the election in November, I challenge Cindy McCain, Sarah Palin, Michelle Obama, and What's-his-name's wife to dress as working class American women do--in stuff from Walmart, Target, Kohl's, K-mart, with occasional forays into Penney's for something dressy.
Go ahead, ladies...take a gander at how the other half lives.
If you can dress well from those sources, you deserve to be running the Washington social set.
As a footnote, I don't much like the shiny, structured, stiff, uncomfortable-looking clothing sported by almost all the women at the Republican Convention. Those jackets look more like armour than clothing. Restrictive, too.