June 12th, 2012

I know it’s exceedingly trivial, but…

…here’s the question of the day: what do you think of Sarah Palin’s new eyeglasses?

When I first saw them, I was shocked that I was shocked to see that her eyeglass frames were new. It’s odd how a person’s eyeglasses can become such a familiar part of his/her face that the viewer experiences any change as a jarring jolt.

Palin had signature thin rims and now she’s got thick ones, a much stronger eyeglass statement. Did she want to look more authoritative? More of a mental heavyweight? DId she succeed? Or was she just tired of the old look?

I like them. But of course, Palin would look good in almost anything.

18 Responses to “I know it’s exceedingly trivial, but…”

  1. Douglas Says:

    She will look good in anything, but I agree about how the glasses become part of the character. It would be hard to recognize Teddy Roosevelt without his pince nez.

  2. Toy Says:

    I noticed that, too. They are much wider than the typical dominant style these days, so I wonder if she has progressive lenses (as I do) that accommodate nearsightedness and farsightedness. Those thin lenses don’t leave much room to find the spot you need.


  3. roc scssrs Says:

    Time for one of your separated-at-births, Neo. Doesn’t she look like Linda Ellerbe in her heyday?

  4. Mr. Frank Says:

    I think the new glasses give her a softer look, the sexy librarian look.

  5. Occam's Beard Says:

    OK, now she can see Russia from her house, right?

  6. sablegsd Says:

    The glasses don’t bother me, but the bangs do.

  7. texexec Says:

    I kinda’ prefer the previous eyeglasses and I agree that the bangs and her new hairstyle arent very becoming. She needs a shorter, more chic cut.

  8. texexec Says:

    …this new look makes her look like a 50′s high school cheerleader who studied hard enough to make good grades. To me, anyway.

  9. Roman Says:

    She still looks great. The most attractive thing about any female is what is between her ears. Sarah Palin is Hot!

  10. Curtis Says:

    I see Palin becoming better and better at public speaking. Her voice is less grating and her delivery smoother.

  11. nyght Says:

    The big rims have been getting to be more and more in style lately. In some ways, the more ostentatious, the better. I certainly don’t understand it at all… Personally, I prefer the older style. I’m a fan of the thin frames if for no other reason than that the wearer is less aware of them.

    As an aside, if you’re interested (and I know she played basketball, so maybe she’s been paying attention here?), this is a trend that has been popping up a lot in the NBA in the past year or so. The more obnoxious, it seems, the better.

    Personally, I don’t get it, and like Charlie said, they can take my thin rims “from my cold, dead hands”!

  12. fmt Says:

    At least she’s not holding an apple in front of her face.

  13. Marina Says:

    Hate the new glasses and the long bangs. She could be a heavy hitter if she did what Thatcher did and got some voice coaching.

  14. Jim Says:

    She looks about 15 years younger in that clip. Amazing.

  15. Harry The Extremist Says:

    Sarah’s a babe. she can do what she wants. If she wants to march “progressives” off to a prison camp Im down with that.

    Now back to my regularly scheduled six-pack.

  16. Daniel Says:

    I know it cheezes off the liberals, but Sarah is a trend setter and she’s just moving to a new style to make a new trend. The old look was great, but the new look is softer and less sexy, which is a good thing.

    Personally, the less she covers that great face, the better, but we’ll see how this one grows.

  17. lee Says:

    I think Toy got it. I just got progressive lenses and am the same age as Sarah Palin. And made almost thr same choice in glasses–bothe the previous non-progressive and the new ones.

  18. Coline Brown Says:

    She looks great in all her specs. I’m a Dem but she rocks the glasses for us peepers. I admire her style.

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