Cindy McCain's $300,000 convention outfit insults the rest of us


Vanity Fair

reports that Cindy McCain's outfit for the Republican Convention cost around $300,000. Here is the breakdown of what she wore:

  • Oscar de la Renta dress: $3,000

  • Chanel J12 White Ceramic Watch: $4,500

  • Three-carat diamond earrings: $280,000

  • Four-strand pearl necklace: $11,000-$25,000

  • Shoes, designer unknown: $600

  • Total: between $299,100 and $313,100

Now I don't know about you, but that is about three times what my house cost. I understand that Ms. McCain has a lot of money but does she have to parade it all over her body? It becomes very difficult to believe that the McCains' know what is happening to the average American, when she is dripping money and he can't remember how many houses they own.

The truth is, John and Cindy, that a lot of us are cutting coupons, cutting back and working harder. We aren't buying designer shoes, we are purchasing food and clothing for our families. We have to budget our money carefully to just get by.