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Archive for October 23rd, 2008

Sarah Palin’s political fashion statement: A donkey scarf for Eeyore?

Posted by James McPherson on October 23, 2008

Overspending on clothing isn’t Sarah Palin’s only fashion problem this week. Probably by accident or because of some sneaky Democrat posing as a fan in a rope line, the Republican VP nominee recently ended up wearing a scarf that promoted voting for Democrats. You can see a photo that has been posted throughout the blogosphere (which I first suspected was Photoshopped), here:

If it wasn’t an accident, maybe Palin had merely read a recent blog post in which I compared John McCain to Eeyore, and this was her way of saying, “Vote for McCain.”

Same day follow-up thought: At least the scarf didn’t look too much like a keffiyah, so Michelle Malkin won’t have to join the parade of conservatives abandoning the McCain/Palin ship.

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