Washington outsider John McCain and his wife Cindy hail from Arizona, a rough-and-tumble frontier state where red-blooded Americans stand up to elitist Northerners like Barack Obama, who has sold millions of books and not on QVC, like a normal person might do, and who jets around the world to give celebrity speeches in Europe.
But the other night Cindy McCain poked a little hole in her down-home cred by taking the RNC stage in an outfit that cost $300,000, give or take, according to the fashion experts at Vanity Fair.
I'm sure Cindy meant to wear the $45 Isaac Mizrahi for Target dress, but maybe her maid packed the wrong suitcase or grabbed the wrong bag. These things happen. Still, it was a foolish mistake that will only cast doubt on the McCains' grip of economic reality.
For example, why didn't Cindy McCain realize she could buy an eighth house with all that money?
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