The dissonance between a “hockey mom” image and a $150K wardrobe is pretty glaring, regardless of a voter’s gender. That’s what’s ultimately driving the story.
uh....if you look at pictures of her in her own clothes prior to be tapped by McCain, you can definitely see where she IS the average “hockey mom.” as she’s said before, the image consultants were in place and the clothes bought before she got to the convention. It was the RNC’s call as to how they wanted her styled (I have heard that it was actually Cindy McCain who was appalled at Palin’s lack of style—especially since she’d be standing on stage next to her, representing her husband’s ticket). Clearly, they made a bad call. They could’ve bought her new clothes without going the designer route. Gee....I wonder who wears designer clothes on that team? Three guesses and the first two don’t count.