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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
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