Sarah Palin's Toes May Ruin Her Presidential Run


The one thing that is sure to keep Sarah Palin out of the White House isn't what you would think. The fun-loving narcissistic politician may be a fish out of water when it comes to Presidential intelligence, but people can take that. But her fashion choices? Maybe not so much.

Palin wore polka dot spotted toes beneath her sandals at the Iowa State Fair, and while Andrew Sullivan thinks her choice is simply silly, I say it's more like cringe-worthy. So, let's play a little game like we did back in elementary school. How many things can YOU spot (haha! Spot! Get it?) wrong with this picture? 

Here are three:

  1. Open-toes: Open-toed sandals are an ideal choice for any woman NOT running for President (or contemplating a run) during the summer months, but come on. Open-toed shoes are sexy, they aren't appropriate for corporate jobs, and they're most certainly not appropriate for women running for the highest office in this county. You can call it sexist, but I call it practical. If Obama wore Birkenstocks, I'd be writing the same column.
  2. Dry skin: When I can SEE the dry skin around your toenails, whether you're male or female, you're in need of a pedicure, stat. I don't know who does her toes, but with what she spends on every other aspect of her wardrobe, one might think she could afford an aesthetician who removes the dead skin. Look, I get it, she is an active woman, a runner, in fact (like me). But I am a blogger who works from the comfort of my home and I wouldn't be caught dead with that toe nastiness.
  3. Nail polish: If you're able to get past the first two egregious sins (and you shouldn't be), then the third is just so glaring, it cannot be overstated: Polka. Dot. Toes. Fun? Maybe. If you're 16. But at her age and position in life, it's just embarrassing.

Her feet are so many levels of wrong. And while it may seem sexist to evaluate a woman based on her feet, it's awfully hard not to. Her feet don't mean she can't be President. But they do tell me she would need a serious stylist in order to make that leap. Stat.

Do you like the toes?


Image via Getty

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mcmom... mcmommy03

I'm not a fan of Palin's but this is ridiculous. I think the polish is totally cute.

nonmember avatar ele4phant

So as much as I think that Sarah Palin, is completely unqualified and would be a horrendous choice for president, when it comes to her fashion choices, who cares? What she wears in no way indicates how well (or in Palin's case, how poorly) she could do on the job. Reminds me of when people were bashing Hillary's choice of pantsuits during her campaign. I wish there wasn't focus on female politicans' looks, or fashion choices. Because it just doesn't matter at the end of the day.

dimnd... dimndgal1

There are many things about SP I cannot stand (the biggest of which is having two grandchildren conceived out of wedlock and still holding fast to abstinence only education).

That said, I actually admire her for not conforming to the pantsuit protocol all the female candidates seem to live by and think her toes are cute

OSayS... OSaySaySay

Women are evil. Why don't you scrutinize something of substance.

CLErocks CLErocks

Agreed, mcmommy! This article is so ridiculous. You are seriously taking time out of your day to point out what's wrong with Palin's toes and shoes? I can't believe I wasted my time on this article!

jagam... jagamama0710

I agree with mcmommy03. I can't stand the woman but yeah, this is ridiculous.


nonmember avatar dt

I hate her but this is dumb. Her shoes and toes are fine. Its okay for profesional women to wear open toe shoes as long as they are nice, neutral and not flashy. Her toes are not important. Nothing wrong with cute nail polish. Its not different than a male wearing a silly tie.

buffa... buffalove23

This is probably the stupidest things I've ever read on here.

halli... hallieballie

She was at a fair... Not a presidential debate. Take a chill pill and worry about something other than someone's feet.

zandh... zandhmom2

This is so ridiculous...I can't believe the level some people will stoop down to in order to put someone else down.  Grow up and write about something that is actually important.

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