I'm in a nit picking mood today because I see the polls responding to everything except what is important. A teaser on the Drudge Menu lead me to a Los Angeles Times article, Sarah Palin's style: the issue at hand .
Well, I've been complaining that the campaign has strayed from the issues that face our country, but maybe not. Here I have been thinking it has do do with taxes, the economy, the several wars we're engaged in, the price of gas and food, health care and Social Security. Wrong.
It's about style and what it does for the candidate's credibility. There is a double standard being applied here that needs to be addressed. The Democrats need to snazzy it up a bit. They are, after all, falling behind in those polls! No one, not even her most staunch followers, emulated the hip accentuating pantsuit and practical swept back coiffure of Hillary Clinton. Obama, though a celebrity ranking up there with Britney and Paris, wears pretty mundane looking suits. Maybe crisp white shirts are his signature.
But now we have the Republicans. Cindy McCain sporting her $300,000 Oscar de la Renta wardrobe at the convention. Makes me wonder what the cast she sports for her carpel tunnel must have cost.
And of course, our favorite Vice Presidential candidate who has started a run on Kawasaki eyeglass frames and a hairdo that looks like a quick fix at best.
The Democrats really led the march in this arena but totally missed an opportunity. Remember when Bill Clinton held up the entire LA airport, holding his plane on the runway while a stylist gave him his first $400 trim back when he was campaigning? Or that wonderful You Tube clip of John Edwards primping before a television appearance to the tune of "I'm so pretty"? Gee guys, get with the program.
I think too, of others who could have been attractive Vice Presidential candidates based on the same criteria. Remember Dorothy Hamill and the Wedge haircut she made famous? Or Jennifer Anniston with the cut made famous on "Friends"? Oh, Brad, you gave her up for who?
I have a little more trouble with the eyeglass issue. The one that comes to mind is Dame Edna. Now there is perfection. Eyeglasses of note plus pretty distinctive hair; a woman and a man all rolled into one! What more could you want?
Who cares if he/she isn't American. If Alaska secedes, Palin won't be either!