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A few nurses have come up with ways to spend the $150,000 that bought Gov. Palin’s wardrobe.

A new internet game posted this morning by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, , lets web users themselves find other uses for the shopping spree the Republican National Committee famously spent on wardrobe and makeup for Gov. Sarah Palin.

“The secret is out. There is a Marxist in the Presidential race. She’s just not on the Democratic ticket. The real Marxist is in the McCain camp, the Neiman Marxist adorned in that fetching $150,000 wardrobe,” says CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro.

“It’s extremely disingenuous to paint yourself as a ‘hockey mom’ or the voice of ‘Joe Six Pack’ when you’re strutting around in a $150,000 outfit,” said DeMoro.

“Real working people live and dress far differently,” DeMoro noted.

The $150,000 shopping spree amounts to, as Sam Stein noted on Huffington Post, more than the average American household spends on clothes in 80 years.

The same $150,000 could buy

  • 15,000 chef coats
  • 5,769 painter’s bibs
  • 5,000 police shirts
  • 4,687 auto mechanics’ coveralls
  • 3,750 pilot uniforms
  • 3,571 housekeeper uniforms

Imagine that!

With the Presidential Election around the corner, businesses are looking to make mega money with politically themed products.

The newest phenom is a baby clothing line. 

Couture baby fashion creator, Glamajama, is debuting a line of election-themed onesies.

The infant bodysuits, colored with red, silver, and blue, are embellished with either a “Little Republican” or “Little Democrat” studded design on the bodysuit front.

Glamajama CEO and founder, Heather Nolte, explains, “With election season in full swing this is a truly exciting time for America. I couldn’t help but be inspired by the current events. Americans might not always agree on candidates, but I’m campaigning for our onesies to take home the style vote!”

Really.

Interesting!

TIME Magazine reports in their Top 25 Looks from New York Fashion Week feature that “when recession looms in an election year, fashion tends to reflect the more conservative national mood.”