July 31, 2008

Are these boots made for walkin’?

Salvatore Ferragamo Pregiato Moccasin $520

Salvatore Ferragamo Pregiato Moccasin $520


The McSame campaign has released a new ad. They have titled it “Celebrity” and images of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears attempt to link Obama to the “Hollywood elite”. The message being pushed here is that Barack Obama is some type of “celebrity candidate”- just another pampered celebrity living the good life, unaware of the realities of the world.  This in contrast to John McCain, who, having been part of the political system for so long, is a seasoned leader- more in touch with the needs and hopes of ordinary Americans. Here is the ad…

I have long admired Senator McCain’s brave and selfless service to America. To this day, I consider him an American hero. For a long time, I believed that he was “above the fray” of the typical campaign back and forth of inaccuracies, distortions, and dishonest associations. He was a “maverick” after all, willing to buck his party whenever he felt they were on the wrong side of an issue. As time has passed however, I am realizing that John McCain the politician is more like the republican status quo than he portrays himself. He isn’t such a “maverick” after all. His campaign is the same old (r)epuke song and dance- “we are like you, they are not”.  Pushing McCain as the guy more like you, not that “celebrity” Obama.

That’s why I was surpised today when I read that McSame was wearing a pair of shoes this week that retail @ Neiman Marcus for $520. I mean, I have a good number of shoes myself. (Athletic, dress, casual, golf, sandal), but none of them retailed for $520. It wasn’t long ago that some friends mocked me for wearing those old New Balance 1700s that sold for two bills. “Ordinary” Americans don’t wear five hundred dollar shoes most of the time. Seems to me that John McSame is likely just as much of a “celebrity” and “high life” politician as any I’ve ever seen.

 Elitist liberals? These clowns are just as “elitist” as anyone else.



  1. What a joke. I can only just picture the boys in the brainstorm room coming up with this one…and then running with it!! ‘Hey guys, since everyone likes him so much, what if we try to compare Obama to Britney and Paris? Yes, I LOVE it! It just makes so much sense.’ shame this ridiculous type of campaign ad maybe can actually have an affect on the type of person it targets.

    Comment by Donnie Dillsko — July 31, 2008 @ 11:50 am | Reply

  2. I am under no illusion that our political elite are somehow down to Earth guys who don’t own 500 dollar shoes or if their suits cost as much as I make in a month. None of our politicians are the “boy next door” or “Mr Smith”. If you think so you’ve bought into the marketing campaign surrounding your politician of choice. I personally think that Washington D.C. needs an enema, followed closely by a colonoscopy to remove any other cancerous tumors, and get some fresh faces that are more interested in actually doing the will of the people within the frame of the U.S. Constitution, and less worried ’bout becoming professional Congressmen and Senators, regardless of their political party. Unfortunately, neither McCain or Obama are that new, unbridled, politician.

    Comment by Duncan — August 1, 2008 @ 4:18 am | Reply

  3. Dunk,

    But wasn’t W the “kinda guy you’d like to have a beer with”? Wasn’t he that guy from Connecticut next door who woke you up @ 5am by clearing brush with his chainsaw? You know, the guy who cured his alcoholism through his faith, only to later give his best to destabilize the Middle East based on his cryptic “end of days” beliefs? You know the one, he campaigned against nation-building, only to set in motion the most expensive nation build in recorded history (courtesy of his buddies at Halliburton, KBR, Blackwater, Lockheed, etc.)

    You know him, don’t you?

    Comment by deciders — August 2, 2008 @ 3:01 am | Reply

  4. Sure I’d like to have a beer with him, just as I would with Bill Clinton (and he’d probably bring some hot babes with him). Thats not the point. He’s still a politician at the end of the day.

    The rest of your response… sounds like you have a mild to medium case of acute BDS.

    Comment by Duncan — August 2, 2008 @ 3:29 am | Reply

  5. What is BDS? Bush Derangement Syndrome? Those whom defend his failed Presidency are the deranged ones.

    Comment by deciders — August 2, 2008 @ 3:45 am | Reply

  6. Hey deciders…Where is the closest Neiman Marcus? Those shoes look sweet. Do they come in a size 12???

    Comment by upallnight — August 6, 2008 @ 1:17 am | Reply

  7. How in the hell would I know where the closest Nieman Marcus is to you? If you know how to navigate the internet(S), you should be able to find it yourself. But I won’t hold my breath. Good luck.

    Comment by deciders — August 6, 2008 @ 9:52 pm | Reply

  8. BRUNO MAGLI Rupelo go for $695. Did you make a similar comment when a certain football player was charged with murder? Shall we examine clothing people buy with their own money?
    I have no problem with telling or exposing The Truth, and am waiting for the Illinois documents to be opened this week to see the real connections between BHO and William Ayres, the domestic terrorist. PEACE in our times.

    Comment by Chief RZ — August 27, 2008 @ 12:11 pm | Reply

  9. Chef-

    The comments I made when a certain football player was charged with murder were anything but supportive of the suspect. I believe that OJ Simpson’s guilt was proven beyond a reasonable doubt and he should have suffered the consequences. I do not believe in the death penalty, but I do believe that Simpson should be spending the rest of his life in jail.

    The post about the shoes was prompted by the w(r)ong wings attacks on Obama calling him an “elitist”. I was simply pointing out that John McBush isn’t exactly a commoner either.

    We shall see about the Ayres “connections”. I’m guessing it’s just another weak attempt by the hapless McSame campaign to deflect attention away from the most important issues of the day- Iraq, the disappearing middle class, and our oil addiction.


    Comment by deciders — August 27, 2008 @ 8:27 pm | Reply

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