Friday, August 01, 2008

Loafergate

Regular guy and humble "average Joe" Republican presidential candidate John Sidney McCain III is revealed to be a pampered elitist when it comes to his footwear, according the the Huffington Post.

Photos show the snooty millionaire wearing a pretentious pair of Ferragamo loafers priced at a dizzying $520! McCain's carefully crafted "every man" media image is in serious danger of being being blown out of the water by these photos.

Perhaps John Sidney the Third should have encased his feet in a pair of shoes that would be more in line with the fairy tale concocted for him. Here's an image of a similar set of footwear that many of his penny-pinching constituents can afford:

Other than lacking those Sterling silver buckles, they're identical. Fourteen bucks at Walmart. I wonder how many voters in middle America wear shoes like these instead of those $520 foot-caressing hand-crafted Italian leather loafers?

Only $14. With the other $506 he'll save, maybe he can help pay down the trillion dollar cost of the war he so lovingly embraces.

13 comments:

carterman said...

What!?! Everyone doesn't wear $520 dress shoes? What a shame! I bet if we drill offshore gas will cost a nickel and everyone will be able to afford shoes like that!

CT Bob said...

Yeah, that'll fix everything! ;)

oldswede said...

Don't you know that tortured feet need special care? As a POW, McC was probably forced to wear those BF Goodrich sandals the VC used. This is just his right as an American hero (which he would never mention).
oldswede

Stamford Talk said...

CT Bob, as a person with bad feet, I'm telling you, the right shoes can make the difference b/w a good life and a bad life. I don't begrudge McCain those shoes.

katko said...

Unfortunately, that is what happens when you pay Italians to make shoes rather than the Chinese. Since the Waltons donate millions to conservative groups you'd think he'd don their brand of shoes...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2005/11/03/walmart-heirs-donating-m_n_10080.html

CT Bob said...

I've seen orthopedic shoes available for well under $100. So the extra $420 that McCain spent is simply for elitist fashionista reasons.

So there. LOL!

sanrioscenario said...

Ferragamo? McCain? Really? We were thinking more along the lines of Botany 500. Nonetheless, we happen to have checked out the Ferragamo Web site, and looked at the men's summer 2008 collection—turns out it's true, McCain is a Ferragamo man: http://www.236.com/news/2008/07/31/john_mccain_caught_in_520_ferr_8049.php

Headless Horseman said...

So I gather you won't be wearing any of Donatella Versace's 2009 spring-summer collection which is dedicated to Obama. Too bad. I hear it's going to be huge in all of Obama's 57 states.

CT Bob said...

Heh heh. Love the "57 states" gaffe.

Does Versace really have an Obama collection upcoming? It wouldn't surprise me at all; it makes sense for a company to go with a winner. Maybe Depends Corporation will come out with a line of McCain Dependable Adult Undergarments!

The thing is, McCain is the guy who's accusing Obama of being the elitist. A guy who wears $520 Ferragamo loafers shouldn't make those kinds of statements because it sort of makes him look like, you know, a hypocrite.

Bob Symmes said...

John W. McCain: just another overpriced loafer on the taxpayer dollar.

Bob Symmes said...

As you may knote (to use spelling like W. & his mentor, Dan Quayle), I found out McCain's middle name isn't "Sidney": it's really "Walker".

CT Bob said...

I like "John "Loafer" McCain"!

Alright, now I've stopped making sense and am simply taking potshots at ol' McCain! Maybe it's time that I attempt to elevate the level of discussion goin' on here.

Naaaaaah!

vagabondblogger said...

$500.00 shoes and, if you read Walcott's blog (Vanity Fair) Paris Hilton actually looks like a mini Cindy (so does Barbie.) I have to agree, and it's probably a lot more fun being an elder (I didn't say old, and possibly demented) statesman, who's jealous, vengeful, and decides to say or do anything to get what he wants, while he's wearing those luxurious, (effete) expensive shoes!