Brynn Craffey

The cost of a McCain presidency

Filed By Brynn Craffey | September 06, 2008 4:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Cindy McCain, election 2008, election campaigns, George W. Bush, GOP, John McCain, Laura Bush, Republican National Convention, RNC, super wealthy

Cindy McCain's Oscar de la Renta dress: $3,000.cindy-mccain-laura-bush.jpg

Her four-strand pearl necklace: $11,000-$25,000.

Three-carat diamond earrings: $280,000.

Total price of her outfit, including watch and shoes: Between $299,100 and $313,100.

Effect on the American people and the world if her husband wins the US presidency: Disastrous.

[H/T: Crooks & Liars. Figures: Vanity Fair.]


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Brynn, I thought you were going to do a Mastercard thing - cost of defeating a McCain presidency? Priceless.

Oh, and CIndy McCain is SO copycatting Hillary Clinton's inaugural gown from 1992. It was a gold De la Renta. And she looked WAY more fierce!

I'm not a fan of the dress; it makes her look fat.

Laura Bush looks much better. Classic look, very appropriate.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | September 6, 2008 10:24 PM

We have come a long way from Pat Nixon's "Republican Cloth Coat" as described by "Tricky Dicky."

Cindy McCain might have spent a fortune on her dress (which was the wrong color for her altogether) and accessories, but she was, throughout the convention, sporting the worst job of makeup I've seen on a public figure since Tammy Faye Messner, God rest her soul. Somebody get that girl to the MAC counter!

Somebody give her another Botox shot.

Just think - her dress cost $240,600 more than my house did.

Bil, they gave you $237,600 to take the house off their hands? That's my kind of real estate speculation.