Of all the reasons there are to criticize Sarah Palin (her small-minded bigotry, her hatred of science, her fame-whoring lifestyle), “bad fashion sense” is hardly at the top of the list. And yet, once in a while, she’ll wear something so terrible that I can’t help but notice. And as this is technically a fashion and beauty blog, I feel somewhat empowered to comment, both as a fashion blogger and as an American.

Last Friday, at a campaign rally in Cleveland, MO, Sarah Palin wore platform wedges, black capri pants, and a Superman baby tee, as well as sunglasses and her signature big hair. There are so many crimes against fashion here that I wouldn’t be surprised if they added up to a career-ending felony charge! First of all, platform wedge sandals are never a good idea. But if you must insist on wearing them, you don’t wear them with fucking capri pants. And I’m pretty sure I had that Superman tee when I was a 16-year-old emo girl trying to use my boobs to make emo boys fall in love with me.

Is the Superman tee a Godspell reference? Because if so, that means Sarah Palin thinks she is Jesus. And people already distrust politicians enough without them leaving their sunglasses on during speeches. WHAT IS SHE HIDING?

I get it that fashion is an effete, coastal elite, potentially homosexual thing to care about, but then again: aren’t conservative women supposed to look better than us hairy, man-hating, bra-burning leftists? This is just one of many logical contradictions Sarah Palin is never going to address.

(Via The Washington Post)

Photo: Diana Reese for The Washington Post