Monday, September 8, 2008

Elitists - line up to the right.

Remember day 1 of the RNC? First Lady Bush and Repub candidate lady McCain came out to talk. Well Vanity Fair did a little vetting (a heck of a lot more than they did for Palin) about the outfits these two ladies were wearing. Ms. Bush's outfit cost about $3500-$4300 bucks. Ms. McCain's little number cost about $300k. Yes - three hundred thousand dollars! That's a 3 followed by 5 zeros. In case you are wondering what better that money could have been spent on in this world, besides a pale attempt to show 250 million Americans that you are NOT some rich snob looking down on the middle class, here's a short list:

... one and a half houses, given the national median home price of $206,500.

... a year's worth of health care for 750 people.

... the full array of back-to-school supplies and clothes for 500 kids.

... enough gas to drive cross-country 543 times.

... 365 round-trip flights from Washington, D.C., to Anchorage, Alaska.

... a three-course steak dinner (at Mat-su Resort) and a movie ticket (for the Mat-su Cinema) for every man, woman, and child in Wasilla, Alaska.