It’s been almost four years since Sarah Palin was introduced to America.
When we met her she was introduced as a politician. Since that time has morphed into a evil motorcycle driver,
a brilliant historian,
a clever expert in dike building,
a friendly ambassador to North Korea,
a religious ambassador to Israel,
a walking advertisement for plastic surgery,
a blower of kisses,
a brilliant author,( or at least adept at hiring ghost writers)
an accomplished mountain climber,
a dedicated mother,
a slick speacker
a powerful political strategist,
and a model for photo shopping software.
In her recent appearance in Missouri, Sarah Palin, was finally recognized as a celebrity rather than a politician. Palin’s attire confirmed that she has officially been transformed.
Even though she quit her political position three years ago, she continued to tease her public with the prospect that she might some day return to the political arena. Diana Reese, a journalist in Kansas City, aptly described Palin’s attire at her recent appearance in Missouri:
“ But it was hard for me to take Palin seriously dressed as she was.
First, her shoes: Five-inch wedges. Her black capris weren’t quite skin-tight but tight enough, and her t-shirt with its Superman logo (a Steelman campaign shirt emblazoned with “Our freedom. Our fight.”) emphasized her figure. She never once removed her oversized sunglasses.
I’m sorry, but I’d like my minister, my doctor and yes, my politicians, to look and dress for their parts.”
Diana Reese memorialized what we knew, but may have been unable to articulate. Sarah Palin has had many faces. No longer does she have the face or attire of a politician. With our politicians we anxiously await what they have to say. With Sarah Palin we anxiously await the day that she has nothing to say. Until that day we may be entertained with watching to see what face, and clothes, she’ll wear.