Sarah Palin 'Do Is a Hit With Orthodox Women

Wigs a hot item in Jewish Brooklyn nabe
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2008 5:30 PM CDT
Comedian Sara Benincasa poses for a photograph made up as Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 at Benincasa's home in New York.    (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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(Newser) – The Alaska governor's flashy signature 'do is a surprise hit with Orthodox Jewish women in Brooklyn, where the "Sarah Palin Wig" has been selling briskly—at $695 a pop—to women who keep their hair covered for religious reasons. “It's a very classic look, yet fashion forward,” the owner of the shop that carries them tells the Jewish Forward. About 50 Palin wigs, made with real hair, have been sold since John McCain named his VP, the AP reports.

Shlomo Klein, VP of the company that makes them, tells the AP he doesn't think it's odd that Jewish women would model themselves on Palin, a devout Christian. "She's pro-Israel," he notes. The company has also carried Hillary Clinton and Jennifer Aniston wigs in the past and Its catalog currently includes a Posh Spice wig.