The first thing I noticed about McCain’s VP pick Sarah Palin was her flag pin.

It was big and shiny and appeared to be covered with diamonds.

It screamed I LOVE AMERICA MORE THAN YOU in the gaudy and garish way only an oversized American flag brooch can.

Well folks, here’s the rub: those aren’t diamonds- they’re Czech rhinestones. Actually, the whole pin was made in the Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia to John McCain).

This may explain why it only has seven stripes and nine stars.

They are still available on ebay. Buy It Now Price: $4.99.

 
  • Linda

    I admired the pin that Sara Palin wore enough to look it up and find your sad comment. You surely went out of your way to put a democrat spin on it. A Republican can’t win in “your world” no matter what they do. If it was Hillary, yes they would be real diamonds…or even Pelosi. They are all rich…filthy rich. Does that make them un-American? No. I’m sure they love their country too.

  • srsly?

  • Sorry, Linda.

    The McCain’s are the rich ones.

    Rich, foreign-flag-pin-buying, not-in-touch-with-the-common-man elites.

    I hate to be the one to have to tell you this. I really do. I hate to be the one to burst your bubble, but it really is true.

    The Obamas are successful because they are smart and hard working.

    The McCain’s are successful because cindy was born into a rich family and john married well (the second time).

  • Vicki

    The Obamas are successful because the media have helped him create a smokescreen, but the smoke is beginning to clear and we are seeing a friendless, bumbling man who can’t make a complete sentence without a teleprompter.

  • Linda

    Well….maybe you should check your facts. The Obamas made their money from his books. And Michelle only got her HUGE promotion after he ran for president.

    And Cindy McCain has been an honest supporter of children’s rights and health for a long time. Even before it was fashionable. And, geez. She increased the family fortune when she took over the family business. So, that’s not hard work? No credit here? The McCains are smart and hardworking. But in “your world” only Democrats count. No one else matters. You have demonized a lot of wonderful hard working people. People who are in touch with reality.

  • Linda

    And the statement:

    I hate to have to tell you this, I really do. I hate to be the one to burst your bubble, but it really is true

    That statement is disingenuous. You live to make statements like that. You only listen to others who think like you. You like to hear yourself talk.

  • @5: Making money writing books that inspire other Americans while being faithfully married to your first wife and raising your two children in a “traditional family” – Unamerican.

    Marrying a rich beer heiress after deserting your first wife who waited at home and raised your kids while you were in a POW camp because she was too old and terribly disfigured from a car crash? Wholly American.

    I get it now!

  • Steve Richmond

    C’mon Joseph – Grow Up.

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  • Jill

    I agree with you Eric. I dont see how anyone can talk about family when they destroy there own. Why too does Palin not get informed by McCains camp that they are pulling out of Michigan? Nice to know these two keep in touch. I’d be furious if I were her. McCain makes it seem like Palin is unimportant and McCain gives up on Michigan too soon. What the heck is that about?

    Wirting books is hard work and even harder to turn a pretty penny out of it. Inheriting a family business is easy… besides, who stops drinking beer and why should we be happy as americans that more people turn to drinking… thats were the profits come from. the more that is consumed, the more money is made.

    Nice. I wonder how many children Cindy has helped because of abusive parents that drink Budweiser products.

  • DonChaKnow that Joe Six-Pack supports the McCain/Palin ticket?

  • Tina

    I love the fact that John McCain and Sarah Palin our next PRESIDENTS love America and have never been ashamed of wearing a flag lapel. Have never refused to put their hand over their heart when receiting the Plege Allegiance to the Flag. We live in a land that is filled with milk and honey, we are BLESSED! So who cares if the flag Sarah was wearing was not real diamonds, it’s what’s in the heart that counts. Money does NOT buy friendships or love!

  • They’re running for Co-President now? LOL. Good luck with that. If you are referring to Palin getting elected after McCain serves a term or two, again, good luck with that!

    I’ll give you just one warning to stop repeating debunked and false smears here. I got a short fuse with it. Final warning.

    http://fightthesmears.com/articles/7/patriot

    I’m not sure everyone feels as BLESSED as you, Tina. Maybe you refine own an oil rig or sell foreclosed homes.

    I think you take a bit of this post too seriously and are completely immune to sarcasm.

  • McPOW

    Tina, glad to see you spewing all the tired old BS right wing hit points against Obama that can be dis proven by a simple google search. But that’s asking to much for someone with your mental prowess. someone remind me who it was wearing the lapel pin at the presidential debate… oh wait, it was Obama. McCain must hate his country because he REFUSED to wear one

  • Observant American

    Not the same pin.

    1. Palin’s flag is waving. The one you show does not.
    2. Palin’s pin is proportionally wider.
    3. Palin’s pin has a full row of white under the blue field. Yours has a red one.
    4. The rope on Palin’s pin is wider sweeping away from the pole.

    Not the same pin.

    It is obviously a knockoff copy of whatever one she actually has, whose source of origin is therefore unknown.

    As for your comment regarding the number of stars and stripes: I know you think you are being intelligent in making that point about it having only 7 stripes and 9 stars. However, if it ACTUALLY had 13 stripes and 50 stars, would you be more satisfied by it being accurately-designed, at the expense of how much more “gaudy… garish… [and] oversized” that would make it?

  • @15: LOL. I’m just cracking up that Joe got you to spend so much time on a reply.

  • Observant American

    Eric, I assure you that the 2 minutes I spent typing that was far less time invested than Joseph put in innitially to “research”, snag photos, and post it all in the first place. So who spent more time on the “issue”?

  • Maybe he was bored back in August? I think given your “analysis” that you spent more than two minutes, but whatever.

    The fact remains that it’s costume jewelry. window dressing. it’s metaphor for all that is sarah palin. lipstick on a pig shall we say. she’s an exposed hockey mom fraud who drops 40k at nieman marcus on designer clothes.

    Anyway, this was in August. It’s October. Let’s move on.

  • Observant American

    “That was August… this is October.”

    …that’s all you got?

    Then I suppose you are in favor of dumping out the world wide web every 2 months so there is nothing “old” out there for somebody to stumble across on a random Thursday in October.

    YOU’RE still reading this post, so what is YOUR excuse for dwelling?

  • My excuse is I own this blog fucktard. I see all comments.

    Let me spell this out for you. Nobody cares about your flag pin analysis.

    Not. One. Person.

  • I’m pretty sure Sarah Palin has set a new standard for patriotism.

    Get a bigger flag pin or admit you hate America. It’s your choice.

  • Observant American

    Eric (A.K.A.: Mr. Potty-Mouth)

    Sorry, but I have never read your blog before, and I’m sure never will again… it came up as a link on a Yahoo-searched webpage.

    As to your point Re: nobody caring about my analysis… obviously Joseph does (see #21).

  • SARA YOU ARE ONE SWEET LADY, I WATCHED ALL THE DEBATES AND YOU HANDLED IT ALL WELL, CHRIST LIKE I MIGHT SAY, I LOVED YOU BROUGHT OUT YOUR FAITH, PEOPLE CAN BE VERY MEAN,BUT THEY WAS TO JESUS ALSO, SOMEDAY ALL WILL BE MADE RIGHT, JUST WANT YA TO KNOW YOU GOT MY VOTE, STAY WITH IT, WE LOVE YA GIRLFRIEND, HOW CAN WE ORDER A FLAG LIKE YOU WORE?

  • Noblejunque

    What do you want!! We LOVE Sara Palin and her PIN too!!!! I have been looking for one forever…What ever she wants…And what ever she chooses to do The smart people will follow!! I am so happy I am not from the Democratic world as the last blogger states…Dems are sad sad people…If they were diamonds WE THE TAX PAYERS would be buying them for Pelosi and H.Clinton..

  • Noblejunque

    What do you want!! We LOVE Sara Palin and her PIN too!!!! I have been looking for one forever…What ever she wants…And what ever she chooses to do The smart people will follow!! I am so happy I am not from the Democratic world as the last blogger states…Dems are sad sad people…If they were diamonds WE THE TAX PAYERS would be buying them for Pelosi and H.Clinton..

  • very interesting post. Thanks a lot for sharing it.

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