I don't care how rich our government public officials are, they should keep their $4,000 shoes somewhere else besides on TV while facing the nation. Wearing blue zapatas that twinkled like Sapphire Slippers, speaker Pelosi this morning told us how "free riders" will be penalized when they don't buy health insurance. For God's sake woman! Are your shoes a symbol of American prosperity? My shoes are $39.99 at the most, and I don't have that many. Who's getting the free rides around here?
One reason for not having many shoes is limited closet space. People with many shoes require custom closets that create jobs for carpenters like Kurt Russell in Overboard.
When I was young and foolish, I bought the most expensive shoes of my life, Ferragamo, for $175.
"Oh, my salad days!"
The first wearing, the elegant high heel slid right between a crack in the sidewalk on my way into a Polynesian restaurant, stripping off the delicate metallic finish Italian leather. That was it for me and shoes. These days if I can't wear a slide sandal or an open toe low wedge, I stay home.
More importantly is the lack of consideration and good manners many of our leaders show their humble subjects by sporting a year's average family income on their backs when making public appearances about public welfare. Especially women, supposedly more concerned about children and other women, should lose the rich look and come on in a sensible suit and oxfords. Are we running a country or a House of Couture?