Alex Blaze

Palin's $150,000 wardrobe vs. Edwards's $400 haircut

Filed By Alex Blaze | October 24, 2008 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Media
Tags: Ann Coulter, faggot, gender roles, i feel pretty, john edwards, Sarah Palin

The Jed Report put together this mash-up of Fox News's response to both fashion faux-pas:

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No matter how much the right-wing wrapped the haircut in the language of populism (it shows he doesn't understand Joe the Plumber!), it was only about one thing: gender.

Who can forget this video that the right-wing put together to undermine Edwards?

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Or Ann Coulter:

I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot', so....

The right has always portrayed Democratic men as feminine and themselves as the masculine daddy party. What got me about this one, though, was how they said it was about Edwards being out-of-touch for spending so much money on his appearances, but clearly they don't care about that.

Sure, Palin's not going to be attacked so much by Fox News because she's a Republican. But it was dishonest then and it's dishonest now to say that the haircut controversy was all about the amount of money spent. It wasn't. It was all about calling Edwards a faggot.

Update: And she responds, saying that criticizing her now is sexism:

Still, much of the media attention Palin has received -- on the issue of the clothes, for example -- has not been about public policy issues. She points to that as evidence of a bias against women candidates.

"I think Hillary Clinton was held to a different standard in her primary race," Palin said. "Do you remember the conversations that took place about her, say superficial things that they don't talk about with men, her wardrobe and her hairstyles, all of that? That's a bit of that double standard."

It's interesting how Republicans now somewhat kinda care about women's equality.

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"Do you remember the conversations that took place about her, say superficial things that they don't talk about with men, her wardrobe and her hairstyles, all of that? That's a bit of that double standard."

Actually, I do remember that...

And what has the world come to, when the Republican VP nominee is having to invoke Hillary Clinton for protection?

Bill Perdue Bill Perdue | October 24, 2008 5:41 PM

I think the header on this post should have been “The Big Lie costs Big Bucks and that the comparison should be between Paleo's $150,000.00 wardrobe vs. the hundreds of thousands it's going to cost to defend Dean and Daughtry from charges of homophobic discrimination.

The DNC's former GLBT outreach director is suing after being fired for what he said were homophobic reasons. The arbitrator in the case read the briefs and statements and laughed the DNC out of court when they tried to settle for a mere $100,000.00.

The donations that pay the DNC’s operating expenses come from many small donations and a few big ones. An example is the $750,000.00 that insurance biggie AIG ‘donated’ to both the DNC and RNC a short time before Congress put an $85 billion gift to offset their incompetence on our tab. Recently Congress ‘donated’ an additional gift of $28 billion to AIG, also on our tab. What goes around comes around.

The Democrats and Republicans received $4 million from Lehman Bros. in the last year or so. Obama’s campaign snagged $625,000.0o of that directly but McCain got his share too; his ‘donation’ was $579,000.00. Poor Joe Biden only got $48,975 which he needs it for his $400.00 comb overs to hide all those plugs.

Lehman Brothers, AIG and a host of other predatory Wall Street companies and banks made these huge donations to cover their asses. And it works. No one has or is likely to indict Richard Fuld, Lehman's CEO, who “paid” over $350 million dollars in the seven years before his company unsurprisingly went belly up.

What goes around comes around.