But what about John Edwards haircut???
Cindy's dress, designed by Oscar de la Renta, cost $3,000, and the watch, another $4,500. Her four strand pearl necklace cost between $11,000 and $25,000, and her shoes set her back $600. But the real whoppers were the earrings, priced at $280,000, putting the total cost of the outfit beteween $299,100 and $313,000.
An average citizen living in the Mat-Su Valley (where Palin's hometown of Wasilla is located) would have to work for over 10 years to buy Cindy's outfit. And lets just say the cost of the ensemble is significantly more than the average cost of a single-family, three bedroom home in Wasilla--let alone seven of them.
But they're real folks! From the heartland! OK, not from the heartland, but did you know that John McCain was a POW? Seriously, they NEVER talk about it, so it may have flown under the radar. Sigh.
And, for what it's worth, I did watch the complete Palin speech. She certainly is a good speaker, and she definitely thrilled the folks there - her speech, like Romney and Giuliani's before her, was to rally the base. It's an odd strategy and somewhat in contrast to her '18 million cracks in the ceiling' and the supposed maverick theme that she and McCain are simultaneously rolling out. The base, as it is, is shrinking - it's no longer the size it was in 2000 or 2004. So I'm not sure it's a winning strategy.
But it's amusing to see them rail against elites, while the potential First Lady wears a $300,000 outfit. Seriously.