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.

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