while the poor run around in rags, no doubt.
Laura Bush's ensemble
Oscar de la Renta suit: $2,500
Stuart Weitzman heels: $325
Pearl stud earrings: $600–$1,500
Total: Between $3,425 and $4,325
Cindy McCain's wardrobe
Oscar de la Renta dress: $3,000
Chanel J12 White Ceramic Watch: $4,500
Three-carat diamond earrings: $280,000
Four-strand pearl necklace: $11,000–$25,000
Shoes, designer unknown: $600
Total: Between $299,100 and $313,100.
How contemptible this stirring up of class envy is, especially in a fashion reporter!
News flash to Elizabeth Snead: Oscar de la Renta is an American company. Stuart Weitzman is an American company. It provides jobs to American workers. The fashion industry is very important to the economy of New York City (hence NYC hosts fashion week and not Elizabeth Snead week)) and Los Angeles.
Wealthy women wear expensive clothes--deal with it. At least these two are buying American, unlike Jacqueline Kennedy, who bought French clothes, at least until she was in the White House.
Laura and Cindy are criticized for being wealthy women who dress nicely when they are on national tv. Sarah Palin, on the other hand, is considered white trash who probably goes around in the skins of the moose she kills.