Does beauty win votes?

Sarah Palin may not be so conservative in terms of her fashion.  POLITICO reports the Republican National Committee shelled out $150,000 to clothe and accessorize her.  Their story lists amounts per store per items at some points.

Does this bother anyone else??  I hope not to spend that much on clothes throughout my entire life!  The problem with this is so complicated.  The ultimate problem is not with the RNC’s willingness to shell out that kind of money (which isn’t good).  The problem is that most people play to it.  Fashion magazines have jumped all over the designer wardrobe of the Alaskan Governor because they know it will sell magazines. Our culture loves this stuff.

We would do well to remember that in the end it does not matter what you looked like or how you were adorned.  It will matter who you were and what you did with Jesus.  Don’t bow down to the current zeitgeist and think that you are what you look like or as Sprite puts it, “image is everything.”

We would all do well to dust off our copies of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress and read again (or for the first time) the chapter on Vanity Fair…

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