Oh, how sweet is the karmic delight! Everything that voters once found so right about Sarah Palin now is turning them off.
A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that Palin is people's biggest concern about voting for McCain.
Fifty-five percent of respondents say she's not qualified to serve as president if the need arises, up five points from the previous poll. …In the survey, 47 percent view her negatively, versus 38 percent who see her in a positive light. …Now, Palin's qualifications to be president rank as voters' top concern about McCain's candidacy - ahead of continuing President Bush's policies, enacting economic policies that only benefit the rich and keeping too high of a troop presence in Iraq.
Sweet. I'm turning Obama! Obama! cartwheels at this marvelous turn of events. Every day, it seems, there's a new reason to turn away from Palin.
This is a good summary of the sundry screw-up's and "can you believe it?" expressions on the face of American voters. I've also done my own cyberspace walk through the not-so-wonderful world of PalinLand today.
Front and center, of course, is her $150,000 Fashiongate scandal. That's what was spent in a single month to dress up Palin, who tries to claim that she's just an average hockey Mom.
Yeah, right. Her clothing budget in September was four times the median salary of an American plumber. Sarah, please say "elitist" while you look in the mirror.
If you're into fashion, it's entertaining to browse through some photos of what the $150,000 bought (about halfway down the page). She should win the expensive high-heeled shoe vote, for sure. Those high boots also are cool. And how adorable – her daughter carries a Louis Vuitton bag!
You also can see what $8,700 worth of makeup consultations brought to Palin. (Excessive blush, in my utterly non-professional opinion.) And learn her favorite "hockey Mom" stores: Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
An LA Times fashion critic says
Voters must find it unfathomable for Palin, who has been presented as a woman "like us," to spend that kind of money on clothes in these difficult financial times, to see her speaking so passionately about Joe the Plumber while plumbing campaign coffers for Valentino jackets and pencil skirts. And yet, they've eaten it up, tittering on chat sites about Palin's Kawasaki eyeglass frames and her Naughty Monkey red peep-toe pumps.
… You also have to wonder how it feels, as a woman, to have everyone know that you really have been dressed up and trotted out like a beauty queen for the American public to wag their tongues at. Caribou Barbie indeed.
Well, at least she's giving answers befitting her beauty queen background. Palin still doesn't understand what a vice-president does, even though she thinks it'd be cool to be one. No, the VP isn't in charge of the Senate, Sarah.
And somehow she manages to find socialism lurking behind Obama's middle class tax cut, excoriating him for wanting to "spread the wealth," while sucking up redistributive income from the Alaska Permanent Fund – a massive transfer of wealth from oil company royalties to every non-felon Alaskan.
Yes, Palin presides over the People's Republic of Alaska. So she shouldn't be throwing socialist stones at Obama when she lives in such a glass house state of unearned wealth spreading.