Monday, October 27, 2008

Palin's Pricey Persona

The finished product that is the GOP Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, was manufactured under a most lavish image building plan that would make paupers of many of the women she hopes to identify with, or those she hopes would want to identify with her. The knowledge that money donated by Republican supporters was used to glamorize and clothe the "Hockey Mom" did not sit well with many of them; and the whopping $150,000 spent for her image was the last thread for some to abandon the party and switch to the democrats.

But it wasn't just the clothes. It included the attitude, the delivery, and the scripts she was made to memorize that went well with the frozen fresh look from the snows of Alaska. The crash course she took at the John McCain Institute of instant political candidates included a "cutesy" wink meant to go with her expensive spectacles. Palin was given a persona that was intended to win women and youth votes for the battle scarred POW. She was therefore encased in stylish and expensive Neiman Marcus apparel which would put her target audience in abject poverty and turn them into bag ladies wearing pricey clothing if they went along with it.

The idea that hard earned money was spent to transform a pitt bull into a poodle with lipstick raised a howl from the party base. McCain and Palin were compelled to say that the snazzy outfits would be donated to charity. But knowing the Republicans, they wouldn't want to see such fortunes go to waste to be used and abused by the poor, whom they so gleefulully impoverish. It wouldn't be surprising to see these garments auctioned on E-Bay with the added value of having been worn by the darling of the GOP. If she wins, it will go up in value; if she loses it will drop like the sub-prime mortgage. And what pervert could resist wearing her used undergarments or fantasizing about what was once on it? That alone could fetch a high price. It should be auctioned soon to add to their campaign funds. These could sell higher than $150,000.

Amidst all these makeovers, Palin is still being used as an attack dog, stopping short of calling Obama a communist. She kept repeating the word "socialist", and described situations where Obama's governance would make all decisions for individual Americans, including personal ones, which was not socialist by any stretch but actually a picture of communist practice. Yet it was McCain who made all the decisions for her, including what to say, how to deliver, what to wear, how to smile...all personal ones; making McCain the communist rather than the Democratic candidate by her own standards.

The fashion does not fit the statements. There are only two occassions left for Palin to express her fashion statement: One is election day itself where her attire may be eagerly awaited. To show that they put "America First", she could wear a white gown made of cashmere and silk, cut like the statue of Liberty, topped by a crown and a torch to light the way for the voters to go with the GOP candidates. It will be the second time she will wear this gown as she would have worn it four days earlier. But in lieu of a torch she would bear a wooden cross; and in place of a crown, she would have the same material as her gown cut into a pointed hood that will cover her entire head - with holes for the eyes and nose. An apt fashion statement for Halloween.



jenaisle said...

Palin is a beautiful lady don't you agree? lol...but what an interesting article you've written. It sheds more light and well... profound thinking.

Kudos to you.

Kim said...

an excellent post Durano..
of course one has to dress well in the public arena but hasn't she heard of 2nd hand clothing shops...
you have made some very witty statements!!
the last thread? a pun?
as for the kkk outfit...gee I've never looked at it as a fashion statement before ;)...
certainly an eye opener!!!
perhaps this generation may grow up with a Sarah Palin doll in lieu of the old favourite Barbie...
that's if she wins of course !!

Zhu said...

I still can't get over the fact that this woman could be president. Lipstick on a pig blahblahblah...

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha ha, that is really funny, using the same costume twice under different circumstances - one contradicting the other. This is so profound as it is just like the republicans, two faced and fork tongued. Speaking of democratic ideals while hiding behind their very racist character by using such facades as Obama's policies, his ideology, his religion, or his experience.

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Jenaisle,

Yes, Sarah Palin is lovely, but looks can be deceiving. She tried to deceive voters with the packaging she was subjected to. But like any product, if the content is inferior, no amount of lavish packaging can hide that fact. Thanks. :-) --Durano, done!

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hello Kim,

I don't think John McCain and the Republicans wanted her to go to second hand stores. They had to cover up a lot of defects and the distraction of clothing and style consistent with the image had to be adhered to.

The problem is, she opened her mouth too much when it wasn't needed and too little when it was necessary.

She is totally unqualified and unprepared.

The last thread is indeed a pun as I didn't want to use straw - there being no camel mentioned. The KKK hood and gown is a fashion statement since this election has made racism fashionable again. But they try to clothe it in some way by saying they don't like his policies, his associations, his religion, his stand on issues. But the manner in which these statements are so intensely worded gives away the real insecurity about having an "inferior black man rule the superior white Americans". Racism has reared its ugly head in America, and like Palin, they use "wardrobed language" to hide it. :-) --Durano, done!

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Zhu,

I'm sure you're saying that not because she's a woman but because of her qualifications - or the absence of it.

She was intended to attract the youth and women votes but she has become a liability and an international joke.

She actually mentioned a pit bull in the statement " the only difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom is lipstick". :-) --Durano, done!

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Anonymous,

You're right on the button. That is exactly what I feel the republicans are doing. Going through the conservative blogs, you can readily see it.

They are desperate, they know they will be clobbered in Congress, the Senate, and the Presidency. :-) --Durano, done!

ZenDenizen said...

I'm catching up on blogs today. Nice E-Referer application!

As for Palin, she's the punchline that just keeps on giving.