Saturday, September 06, 2008

Cindy McCain's $300,000 Outfit


I have a sense of quiet outrage over her outfit at the Republican Convention this week. I heard recently that there is a larger distance between the rich and the poor in America since the 1920's. The rich are richer, the poor are poorer.

And at THIS time, a time when the jobless rate jumped up past 6%, the middle class jobs are disappearing, people are losing their homes in record numbers, Americans are struggling...and this is the time when the Presidential nominee's wife chooses to wear an outfit worth twice what most people could buy a nice house for. Three or four times that amount in some parts of the country.

Ostentatious displays of wealth are tacky. They're ungracious. They're indications of what lies beneath. Cindy McCain didn't scrape her way from the bottom of the barrel, through her own sweat and hard work find a way to make millions. What she did was to win the big lottery in the genetic crapshoot. All she did was get born.


Christianity and conservatism allows us some VERY strange bedfellows at times. That the same general set of folks who believe when they read in the Bible "It is easier for a camel to fit through the head of a pin than for a rich man to enter heaven"...could also be heard to say about this "hey, if she can afford it, what the hell...it's her money,"


Yes, it IS her money. Her decision. And it displays her utter disconnection from the hurting families of America.


Cindy McCain was onstage for all the world to see. There's no better time to make a statement about yourself, about your views, and about your husband, the nominee for President of the United States of America.


Her statement: I'm about as rich as they come; look at how I can preen about in a dress that costs more than almost all of you will spend on clothing your entire lives.


My mom was raised in the oil fields on and ranches of West Texas. She's about as real as it gets, and she can spot a phony a mile off. The word my mom would use for preening about in an outfit like that would be unseemly.

2 Comments:

Blogger progressivegrannie said...

Just how many homes could she have rescued for those who are under foreclosure due to medical bills rather than spending an obscene amount on a "party dress." It boggles the mind.

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Alexia said...

Impressed..! Really a best post on Cindy McCain's $300,000 outfit. Thanks..

10:02 PM  

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