It’s not that it’s terribly unusual to see Sarah Palin walking out of a Wal-Mart dressed like a mid-1980s hair band fly girl, but it’s terribly unusual to see the actual Sarah Palin walking out of a Wal-Mart dressed like a mid-1980s hair band fly girl. And not only that, but Sarah Palin appears to have not eaten in months and/or substituted the moose in her diet for crack cocaine. Because, America, this is not the flag-bikini-wearing, helicopter-wolf-shooting, you-betcha-saying, pit-bull-with-lipstick of a Tea Party goddess you remember.
Look, America. Look.
No. Just. Nooooooooooooooo. The crop top, the leggings worn as pants. The platform wedge cork sandals. The Halloween skeleton-ness of it all. Something is very not okay. This is not the droid we were looking for.
But fear not, I guess, because according to People Magazine, which Palin personally emailed after they published this photo, this is just
another Palin attention-whoring scheme just publicity for an upcoming fitness book authored cooperatively by the entire Palin clan.
In an email to PEOPLE on Tuesday, Palin – who’s known to treat houseguests to a smorgasbord of homemade treats such as moose chili, chocolate cream pies, pecan pies and lemon meringue pies – wrote, “Our family is writing a book on fitness and self-discipline focusing on where we get our energy and balance as we still eat our beloved homemade comfort foods!”
Palin, 48, says she will discuss the topics in “our unique and motivating book.”
“We promise you what we do works and allows a fulfilling quality of life and sustenance anyone can enjoy,” she adds.
Plans to publish the book have not been finalized. So this is still really weird.