Well, it appears that Palin and her family arrived for the convention with very little in the way of clothes and certainly not ready for the glare of the national stage. Bristol's boyfriend's hair, for example, was such a mess that he basically had dread locks. After a 10-minute, high-level discussion it was decided he must get a haircut (I believe the RNC picked up the tab for that too)...This was in reference to the big, big shopping spree ($150,000!!) Sarah Palin won as a bonus prize for appearing at the RNC and agreeing to be John McCain's
Well, anyway, it was decided to shop at Neiman because Neiman Marcus is a truly full service department store: the sales team brought the department store to the hotel, bringing racks of clothing for the Palins to try on. This was apparently easier and more practical than browsing the racks at TJ Maxx. More expensive, too.
Wow. $150,000 is more than most real Americans spend on hearth and home in a lifetime. Well, maybe half a lifetime. Do you think they'll let her keep the swag?
No word on whether Levi Johnston's dreadlocks signified spiritual intent, natural and supernatural powers, or were a statement of non-violent non-conformity, communalism and socialistic values, and solidarity with less fortunate or oppressed minorities.*
*from Knotty Boy's Dreadhistory