The fundamental unseriousness of Sarah Palin—and the McCain campaign generally—is displayed by the amount of money being paid to Palin’s travelling makeup artist.
Her name is Amy Strozzi, and she is the HIGHEST PAID worker in the McCain campaign, topping the salary of every single one of McCain’s economic and foreign policy advisers. In the first two weeks of October, for example, she was paid $11,400 a WEEK.
Here’s more from the NY Times website:
Ms. Strozzi, who was nominated for an Emmy award for her makeup work on the television show “So You Think You Can Dance?”, was paid $22,800 for the first two weeks of October alone, according to the records.
This is obscene in several ways:
- It betrays conservatism. Can one imagine, for example, MARGARET THATCHER making such a fuss over her appearance? Isn’t getting one’s intellect and ideas in order of far greater importance than one’s hair, makeup, and clothes?
- It betrays donors to the McCain campaign. When people give money to campaigns it is with the expectation that they will spend it in a serious—as opposed to frivolous—fashion.
- It betrays a lack of real concern for the struggles of middle Americans. In a time of economic turmoil, a concern with superfluities suggests that, when push comes to shove, Sarah Palin is simply shallow, and ultimately possessed of a high degree of callous indifference.
- It is contemptuous of the electorate. It suggests that you think that voters are dazzled by style over substance.
Put lipstick on her and she’s still Sarah Palin. Tragic.