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Cindy McCain's $300,000 Outfit, but the McCains are not elitists?

 
 
eoe
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 07:41 am
@OCCOM BILL,
OCCOM BILL wrote:

I really don't think Palin can be blamed that the campaign will blame the opposition for the slime job that was perpetrated against her. I seriously doubt she’s making those decisions.



She may not make the decisions but the words/lies fall from her lips all the same.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 09:18 am
@Sglass,
Sglass wrote:
I havenn't heard one word about Sarah Louise Palinnnnnnn's outfit.

J.C. Penny?

Cabelas
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 01:25 pm
Forgive me if this has been said before but wealthy or not if you are in a position such as she is , choosing to wear things that attract high dollar attention right now seems.. odd to me.

People are trying to sell society on the idea that we are headed to demise.. to recession.. to a financial panic mode...
So, if you are part of a party that is spouting about this supposedly impending danger, why would you stand in front of those exact people wearing more then they earn? With diamonds as big as your head hanging from your ears? And obvious big name clothing?

To me it is like someone running for office in a starving country, chewing expensive candy on the podium, all the while telling the people who are listening to you that the candy is not available, reassuring them they wont be hungry long and expecting people to 'forgive you' because you can afford it.

No. America is not starving. Nor are we destitute enough to where the price of her earrings would make a difference in our economy.. I just find it a bit back handed to spout about financial trouble, yet flaunt your every red cent and expect people to believe you.


Of course, I will disagree with myself too and say that just because her earrings are expensive , doesnt take away from who she is or what she stands for. If you can afford it so be it.
And, in a society where these kinds of things obviously matter ( sadly enough ) she may have played her cards very well with choosing what she did. She is.. again.. in the limelight . this time with the housewives , poor people, and anyone whos attention falls completely on a price tag with out any thought of reasoning, quality, or appearance.
Play it bitch. Play it well.
fishin
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 05:26 pm
@shewolfnm,
shewolfnm wrote:

No. America is not starving. Nor are we destitute enough to where the price of her earrings would make a difference in our economy.. I just find it a bit back handed to spout about financial trouble, yet flaunt your every red cent and expect people to believe you.


It seems to me that the question is whether she was actually flaunting anything or whether the Vanity Fair article is overblown nonsense.

The Vanity Fair article lists huge numbers for the earrings she was wearing ($280,000+ and that is the easily overwhelming majority of the total cost of her outfit that they come up with). Were they really worth that much? Someone might be able to look at the pics and make a reasonable guess at the size of the diamonds but there is more to a diamond than size. AFAIK there isn't any way to determine clarity or imperfections from 20 feet away or a blown up photo.

Ok, so let's stipulate that they are 3 ct. diamonds. What are a pair of 3ct. diamond earrings worth? Well, how about $6,237? http://www.diamondocean.com/detail.php?pid=6505&mpid=2&metal_info=14-WG&clarity=I2&color=H (That was the 1st link that came up in Google. I didn't even look to see if I could find them cheaper.)

Someone earlier mentioned the big pins that she was wearing as well. Vanity Fair for some reason neglected to include them in their listing. So what are they worth? According to the Boston Herald's coverage of the Vanity Fair story the pins are rhinestone. That'd make them worth what? $40?

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/national/politics/2008/view.bg?articleid=1117233

Suddenly her $300K outfit is valued at less that $20K and that's still assuming (as Vanity Fair did) that the pearls are real (I can Google "4-strand pearl necklace" and come up with several for under $250... that would bring the total down to under $10K) and that the clothing was an authentic designer label.

So how much of it was Cindy McCain flaunting and how much of it is Vanity Fair blowing smoke?


shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 05:31 pm
@fishin,
excellent point.
I forget how much those gossip magazines/gossip reporters really want to... as Set once gracefully put it.. "stir the terd"
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 05:33 pm
@shewolfnm,
someone can shoot me for this but,

Is THIS -
http://multimedia.heraldinteractive.com/images/bbd05003f3_ltpcind09052008.JPG

the 300,000+ outfit?

Seriously?

Who in the **** would pay that much money to look like a gauze grocery bag?

I dont like the Bush family, but Laura looks classic, clean and nice.
Next to her is Whole Foods newest designer , reusable green bag..
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 05:41 pm
@shewolfnm,
Oscar de la Renta dress: $3,000

It is only a $3,000 grocery bag. The rest is jewelry.

Looks straight out of Buck Rogers, if you ask me.
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 05:51 pm
@Ticomaya,
add some neon lights and call her Tron.

3,000.....300,000 or even 30.00

that is one ugly dress..
She should be ashamed.
fishin
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 06:04 pm
@shewolfnm,
shewolfnm wrote:


Next to her is Whole Foods newest designer , reusable green bag..


Now, now... Whole Foods ais a little upscale, doncha think? lol The collar on that thing reminds me of something from the original StarTrek series.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 06:10 pm
@fishin,
I get the dress, I think she was tying to be frumpy to fit in with expectations for women with-in the gop, but wanted to put a chic spin on it. I think it worked.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 07:11 pm
@shewolfnm,
Oscar de la Renta should be ashamed.
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Mon 8 Sep, 2008 06:08 am
@Ticomaya,
>snort

yes and no.
He did earn a couple thousand dollars from that bag.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2008 06:46 am
@OCCOM BILL,
http://www.counterfeitchic.com/Images/Hillary_orange_pantsuit_DNC_Reuters.jpg

I actually like orange, until now. I sure hope she isn't gonna try to hunt in my field this fall.
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