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It was PRETTY MAGNIFICENT, you have to admit. When the nutty former Alaskan governor appeared before the Ames, Iowa, crowd to endorse Donald Trump the other day, she wore a black pencil skirt topped off with a vaguely punk, black cardigan studded with what the Washington Post described as “needle-thin, glistening stalactites” that “blurred together, looking like she was wearing a bedazzled choir robe.” Ha! She even screamed “Hallelujah!” at one point. FABULOUS! The silvery studs shimmered and glimmered under the lights as she moved around. Just watch the Instagram videos above and, admit it, you can’t take your eyes off her, could you?
Nothing cried out louder than Palin’s choice of attire. The fashion industry may have long argued that spangles are not just for the cocktail hour and beyond, but that philosophy has made little headway in the world of campaign politics. So to see a politician — someone who is ostensibly not the star of the rally but a supporting player — dressed in such a bold manner, was to see someone who has come to steal the spotlight rather than share it.
Palin’s cardigan was not ugly — not exactly, not terribly — but it was distracting. It took one’s attention away from her actual speech — which pinballed from aggrievement to sarcasm, from anger to mockery, from going rogue to “drill baby, drill” — and diverted it to Palin herself. To her image. To her televised glory. Instead of listening to her, one tended to just look at her. What is she wearing? One tended to look at her even as candidate Trump stood off to the side gesturing, making faces and otherwise attempting to own at least his little corner of the stage.
The cardigan was flashy. It was proudly outside the realm of vetted political attire. It wasn’t safe and it wasn’t decorous.
It was vaguely gaudy, with a hint of kitsch. And for a political affair it was inappropriate — which in the politically disruptive universe of Palin, made it perfect.
Got to give her some grudging respect for such a bold, attention-shifting statement. She showed Donald who the real political star was, and for that I applaud her.
Now let’s all go back to hating her.