With two beige Suburbans and a team of sweltering SecretService in tow, Cindy McCain paid a visit to Oscar de la Renta’s showroom this afternoon to peruse Washington’s favorite designer’s rack of White House-worthy clothes. How long exactly had the potential First Lady been shopping?
“Waaayy too long,” replied one of her fully dressed security agents, who was posted in the New York heat outside 550 Seventh Avenue, moving only to wipe the sweat from his Ray-Bans.
And just what was the taut Mrs. McCain shopping for? An inauguration, perhaps?
“Nothing in particular,” she said, “Just looking.”
Earlier in the day, McCain attended a New York Women for McCain Finance Luncheon”at the Women’s National Republican Club on 3 West 51st Street on Tuesday on behalf of her husband, Sen. John McCain, the Republican party’s presumptive nominee.
It was unclear whether McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, a fashionista in her own right, accompanied her mother to de la Renta’s offices in New York.
Meghan McCain writes vignettes about her experiences on the campaign trail and her father’s “Straight Talk Express” bus tour, on her own blog, mccainblogette.com, where she posts photos and anecdotes of the campaign events, often naming the “best dressed” journalist at each stop.
According to her blog, which she jointly runs with two of her friends, the site provides “Musings and Pop Culture on the Political Trail.”