Having declared my intention on who I’m voting for when it comes to President, a factoid that is hitting the blogs today makes me think this McCain dude has a pretty level head, even if he has a temper and potty mouth.
If I were a right-wing blogger, and I found out that Barack Obama was wearing Ferragamo loafers that cost $520, I would spend about 50% of my waking hours making sure everyone knew this….
But of course, I’m not a right-wing blogger. And the $520 shoes belong to John McCain.
But Chris Hayes just dismisses the notion that this indicates how the man would govern.
I’m not so sure that it should be dismissed so readily.
I’m a shoe cheapskate. I won’t pay more than $30 for a pair of shoes. Any pair of shoes. If I can’t get them for $30 or less, I don’t need them. I love Zappos.com! We have a Zappos outlet store in our burg! I also have big feet, so I usually can’t get fitted at Kohl’s or Macy’s or Penney’s. So when I find shoes at a good price, that fit and look good, I will buy two pairs.
This also solves that whole “matching” thing that bother’s women. I’m told shoes should match, but that’s another matter.
So would I spend $520 on a pair of loafers?
- have to live in D.C. where everything is outrageously expensive.
- also own a pair of $520 cowboy boots.
- spend my entire friggin’ life on my feet – like a Senator on the campaign trail.
If you have spent any time slogging around in shoes that don’t fit, there is nothing that will screw up your life more. A good, solid, well-made shoe will last me for years. I guess a Senator’s shoes would wear out quicker, but that makes the point: If you are on your feet, shoes are important.
Good shoes make good manners.
(I didn’t feel like looking up a Twain quote, so I just made up something pithy.)
So McCain spending $520 seems like a prudent think to do. Obama spending $520 on loafers seems the prudent thing to do.
Now if he spent $22 on a pair of “Luxe Contour Pouch Briefs” then he would be a total loser! Attention female readers: link added for your viewing pleasure. You’re welcome.
$520 would buy me 17 pairs of shoes.
I like my lifestyle better than theirs right now.