I was thinking about how Palin keeps touting her experience as a hockey mom, that I'm a full fledged soccer mom now (practice was yesterday!) then I was inspired by Mamita Mala's post about privilege, I thought that I'd price out the starting cost for this executive experience:
All prices are from Sports Authority. Please leave a comment if you think I forgot a piece of equipment. I left out things that might be under uniform (t-shirt, jersey, etc.) and I priced things out as cheap as possible on both sides.
|Hockey Equipment||Cost||Soccer Equipment||Cost|
|Easton Synergy SY50 Senior Ice Hockey Skate||49.99||Wilson Traditional Soccer Ball||9.99|
|Nike Bauer Supreme 30 Senior Ice Hockey Shoulder Pads||59.99||Pro Feet Mens Acrylic All-Sport Team Sock - Minimum 2 Pairs Per Order||2.99|
|Nike Bauer Supreme 30 Senior Ice Hockey Elbow Pads||39.99||Lotto Stadio Azzurri Team FG 2T Soccer Cleat Mens||44.99|
|Nike Bauer Supreme 30 Senior Ice Hockey Shin Guards||24.97||adidas Predator Lite Shin Guards||6.99|
|Nike Bauer 1500 Ice Hockey Helmet & Cage Combo||44.99||adidas Valiente Short Mens||19.99|
|Koho 2100 Ultimate Senior Hockey Stick with ABS Blade||14.99|
Something makes me think that the experience of a hockey mom isn't as shared as the GOP wants us to think.