One of my all time favorite cinematic moments is the shopping scene from Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts. I know I’m not the only woman who loves this scene. The one where Vivienne, the smart, gorgeous prostitute played by Julia Roberts, is being catered to at a fancy clothing store in Rodeo Drive, courtesy of Edward Wilson, Richard Gere’s character.
And now, there’s a real life pretty woman in town. No, not another hooker with a heart of gold. It’s Sarah Palin, a beauty queen governor all the way from Alaska. And who’s her John? It’s John McCain and the GOP. They have taken the girl from Alaska and given her a big city makeover, with fancy labels and expensive shoes from Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York. The same places where millions of working class women shop for clothes. Where Joe-Six-Pack and Joe-The-Plumber go shopping for Christmas presents.
So go ahead Sarah, keep preaching to the not-so-bright masses that the GOP is out to help them. They don’t know better. They just need a gun-toting, skirt-wearing, tough-talking girl with a million-dollar smile, to help them feel better when they’re out of a job because the Republican policies shipped those jobs abroad. They might not be able to put bread on the table, but I’m sure your bright smile will keep them warm and fuzzy inside.