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Superman T-shirt, towering wedges: New-look Palin ditches boxy suits as she backs Steelman in MO
The London Daily Mail ^ | August 7, 2012 | Olivia Fleming

Posted on 08/07/2012 4:41:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin stepped out in Kansas yesterday wearing a Superman T-shirt, skintight cropped pants and five-inch platform wedges - her political uniform of choice while campaigning for Republican Sarah Steelman.

While mounting an aggressive campaign in Missouri with television and radio ads, and then serving barbecued pork sandwiches at a rural political picnic, the 48-year-old ditched her suits for an entirely new look. Taking to the makeshift stage in the middle of a farm field, the former Alaska governor proved her new style seems to be nowhere near as conservative as her political views.

After the former vice-presidential candidate was controversially given a $150,000 clothing allowance during the 2008 campaign, her outfits have routinely consisted of sharp Valentino suits, Escada blazers and Elie Tahari dresses.

But the Alaskan native's new take on polished political attire didn't seem to bother the 500 plus crowd that gathered to hear her speak.

Many waited over an hour for Palin to take the stage, where she backed Steelman who is in a tight three-way race for Tuesday’s Republican primary for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat, just days after Dick Cheney told ABC News that John McCain’s decision to pick her as his running mate in 2008 was 'a mistake'.

Regardless of her questionable wardrobe however, or perhaps because of it, Palin's political magic appears to carry some serious weight with American conservatives.

Despite being ousted by Washington's 'in' crowd - she is also yet to be invited to speak at the upcoming Republican National Convention - Palin is still wielding her Superman celebrity-status power, endorsing half a dozen senatorial candidates, including last week’s winner in Texas, Ted Cruz.

Since the 2008 election, the failed vice presidential candidate has landed a book deal and reality TV shows, giving her an estimated net worth of $12 million...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Missouri; Texas; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2012; fashion; missouri; mo2012; palin; sarahpalin; senate; steelman; tedcruz; texas
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Funny how they almost never talk about what male politicians wear, huh?
1 posted on 08/07/2012 4:41:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The t-shirt is obviously a pun on “Steelman.” The shoes are really something, though ... Sarah’s having a little fun.


2 posted on 08/07/2012 4:43:54 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If you can't say anything nice, have some more wine.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She was backing the man of steel?


3 posted on 08/07/2012 4:44:09 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Come on, do you care what male politicians look like?


4 posted on 08/07/2012 4:44:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Have you seen some of the recent photos of Sarah wearing form-fitting shirts? She’s in incredible shape. Better than I’ve ever seen her look. How she does it after 5 kids is beyond me.

In the immortal words of Zero Mostel in The Producers: If you’ve got it - flaunt it, baby, flaunt it!


5 posted on 08/07/2012 4:45:20 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I remember some effete leftist columnists complaining that Reagan was a rube because he wore brown suits and everybody knew one had to wear blue or grey suits to be taken seriously.

Generally it’s true; no one comments on what men wear because their choices are so limited and predictable.


6 posted on 08/07/2012 4:46:33 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Daily Mail says she was in Kansas for a Missouri race?

Well, are they confused or what happened?


7 posted on 08/07/2012 4:46:54 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gig ‘em, Sarah!


8 posted on 08/07/2012 4:47:57 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: Paladin2

Thats a terrible looking oputfit.

I lkike sarah ,but that looks like crap.

It looks like something Michelle Obama would wear. Sarah knows better.


9 posted on 08/07/2012 4:49:40 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: miss marmelstein

I was looking good when I only had five children, too!

But seriesly, she looks wonderful, no matter what she wears. I want to look that good when I’m her age.


10 posted on 08/07/2012 4:50:26 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If you can't say anything nice, have some more wine.)
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To: Venturer
"terrible looking oputfit"

Yabut, it's difficult to make S! look bad.

11 posted on 08/07/2012 4:53:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Half a world away and both these articles sound like they were written by the same person: critical of clothing, "magic," bookdealrealityTV$12million.
12 posted on 08/07/2012 4:57:21 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Venturer
I'm with you, venturer.

Sarah does not need a youthful look, or whatever was in whoever's brain for THAT one.

A red skirt would have been more apropos.

13 posted on 08/07/2012 5:01:13 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: F15Eagle

I suspect the forget ‘city’ after Kansas.....


14 posted on 08/07/2012 5:01:15 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

That would seem to be the most logical conclusion.


15 posted on 08/07/2012 5:04:52 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Venturer

I agree. We’ll be seeing a lot more of that outfit from the Leftards. Michelle would wear the belt about a foot higher though.


16 posted on 08/07/2012 5:06:52 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Paladin2

Hotter than Georgia asphalt.


17 posted on 08/07/2012 5:07:34 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Venturer

I agree. The shoes are ugly, the belt is weird, and she looks like she raided her daughter’s closet. If Michelle Obama dressed like that, we’d all be making fun of her. What happened? Sarah used to dress so beautifully.


18 posted on 08/07/2012 5:14:47 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: muir_redwoods
That's because a brown suit is/was considered serious business wear in California but generally not in the rest of the country. John T. Molloy covered that in his original Dress for Success.
19 posted on 08/07/2012 5:21:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Premier Barry Soetoro and Governor Romney often “dress down” by removing their jackets and rolling up their shirt sleeves to show their affinity with the average American.

Sarah just dresses average American. Nobody would notice her in a mall except for her fine form.

God Bless America!


20 posted on 08/07/2012 5:24:01 PM PDT by ReconViper 1
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To: Nea Wood

I dunno, That’s the worst mess I ever saw her wear.


21 posted on 08/07/2012 5:24:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Nea Wood
"Sarah used to dress so beautifully."

Not imho. She used to wear all of those boiled wool like coats with hugh(sic) buttons.

Looked weird.

22 posted on 08/07/2012 5:25:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: F15Eagle
There's a KC MO.

Them's the historical breaks.

23 posted on 08/07/2012 5:27:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Steelman was in blue jeans..obviously an informal rally

The brits failed to note that Sarah returned all those RNC clothes, anything she hwas worn for the past 4 years...SHE BOUGHT

Quite a bit of hypocrisy from a nation that lives to discuss Kate Middleton’s wardrobe.


24 posted on 08/07/2012 5:30:29 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Paladin2


A lot of folks in the world can't tell there's a Kansas City, Kansas and a Kansas City, Missouri.
25 posted on 08/07/2012 5:31:02 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I approve of this message. (Screwing with their heads)


26 posted on 08/07/2012 5:31:23 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Even the Wookie wouldn’t get caught dead in that getup.


27 posted on 08/07/2012 5:34:43 PM PDT by WackySam (Obama got Osama just like Nixon landed on the moon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bookmark


28 posted on 08/07/2012 5:52:19 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Venturer

Come on! It was a BBQ! The shirt’s “S” was a Steelman campaign icon. Sarah even donned an apron to help serve food. Don’t say the apron was terrible looking.


29 posted on 08/07/2012 6:03:48 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The inmates at the DummyUnderground asylum worked themselves into a lather shrieking about how much they hated Palin and her “new” look.


30 posted on 08/07/2012 6:14:13 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Regardless of her questionable wardrobe however, or perhaps because of it, Palin's political magic appears to carry some serious weight with American conservatives.

Good grief the shallowness of some people. NOT one so called report that I have come across thus far has mentioned the temperature on August 3, 2012, in Cleveland, Missouri. It was near a 100 degrees, maybe even above 100, and this place is out away from anything 99% of the sophisticated 1%ers would ever go.

IT is a blueberry farm where the willing and able go to pick berries for themselves, (for the most part), dirt roads and very little rain all year. Oh, I do believe they also have blackberry plants, although the only thing I have picked is blueberries. It is a FARM and the amenities are very limited, and you have to be going there to get there. You can buy already picked blueberries IF one is not able or willing to do the work.

31 posted on 08/07/2012 6:20:21 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Paladin2

That looks like hell. Like a punchline on SNL.


32 posted on 08/07/2012 6:26:44 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: Venturer

I agree, but she’d look good in a feed sack.


33 posted on 08/07/2012 6:35:26 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love wedges, and I rock ‘em myself, but Sarah......those gladiator things have to go!


34 posted on 08/07/2012 6:42:16 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Olivia, it’s August in the American Mid-South. It was an open-air barbecue and picnic. What she was wearing was entirely appropriate for that time and place. And damn, she looks good.

And to anybody who says we’d be making fun of Michelle Obama if she wore that...yeah, you’re right. And that’s because Michelle is built like Michelle. Sarah is not built like Michelle. And let the church say “Hallelujah.”


35 posted on 08/07/2012 7:00:57 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Paladin2

She usually looks good no matter what she wears but that outfit came out of Machelle Obama’s closet..


36 posted on 08/07/2012 7:33:21 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Just mythoughts

I was also wondering why Cleveland MO? Owners of The Blueberry Patch are born again Christians. That might have something to do with it. Cleveland is about as far west as you can get in MO without being in Kansas. Crushed limestone roads, dust and more dust, heat....

I am sure the barbaque was good....I know the blueberry muffins were great! (Have about 20 pounds of their blueberries in the freezer!)


37 posted on 08/07/2012 7:40:05 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wow; a thread on female politicians fashion choices!
38 posted on 08/07/2012 7:45:25 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Paladin2

Yep, very Presidential.


39 posted on 08/07/2012 7:52:17 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission
I was also wondering why Cleveland MO? Owners of The Blueberry Patch are born again Christians. That might have something to do with it. Cleveland is about as far west as you can get in MO without being in Kansas. Crushed limestone roads, dust and more dust, heat....

I have gone 'over' there many times to pick blueberries. Last year was nothing like this year, and there were so many people the berries were pretty much picked over, so I bought a couple of bags of the already picked. I still have some left in my freezer and take out as much as needed when I want to add to pancakes or make muffins.

I am on their mailing list and it escaped me the 'born again Christians, but they run a nice business. I did not go this year, and I do not think I got a flier giving the blueberry conditions. I think they irrigate from the ponds, but since I was tooooo busy trying to keep alive my own garden and had a bumper crop of strawberries I only considered making a blueberry picking trip before the strawberry harvest.

I was surprised at the selection of this venue. My experience from going for my own purposes, Sarah was dressed just fine. I have been and would have been more concerned over getting attacked by the tiny red chiggers than what I might look like. I suppose one need to have been there to comprehend the setting.

I am sure the barbaque was good....I know the blueberry muffins were great! (Have about 20 pounds of their blueberries in the freezer!)

I too figure the barbecue was good, but, given the heat blueberry shakes would have been better...

40 posted on 08/07/2012 8:01:44 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My life is a Palinf-free-zone. I’m richer and happier for it. Quitter.


41 posted on 08/07/2012 8:10:58 PM PDT by citizen (America is at an awkward stage...Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards)
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To: wtc911
Much, much better than this:


42 posted on 08/07/2012 8:17:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: wtc911
S! is a celeb.

She dresses and acts (and goes to the bank) like one.

The DNCp have effectively trashed her wrt > 50% of the electoriate. Even many here at FR (you know who you are).

43 posted on 08/07/2012 8:20:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RichInOC

Hallelujah!


44 posted on 08/07/2012 8:21:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: knarf
A red skirt would have been more apropos.

Instead of the black capri pants? Well it's a look.


45 posted on 08/07/2012 8:48:38 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Literals will believe anything.)
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To: citizen

So you have no respect for the hard work she did in 2010 and this year to get Tea Party and other conservatives elected? Wow!


46 posted on 08/07/2012 9:36:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Tax-chick

How do you guys manage to look good after 5 kids? Good genes, I guess!!!


47 posted on 08/08/2012 3:41:23 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

Sarah has obviously been running: she’s looking very fit.


48 posted on 08/08/2012 4:29:14 AM PDT by Tax-chick (If you can't say anything nice, have some more wine.)
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To: Paladin2

Dressed for Friday night at the road house...


49 posted on 08/08/2012 6:07:21 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Tax-chick

I wish I could post photos here. There’s another one of her wearing a long, form-fitting striped shirt. I’m not jealous of Sarah but I’d sure like to have her bod.


50 posted on 08/08/2012 6:38:57 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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