Sarah Palin clothes bill so far: $150,000

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    Did the Party pay for it or McCain's campaign?
     
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    The RNC paid for it.

    Really stupid move to put her out there as average-Joe, hockey mom and dress her up in clothes from Saks and Neiman-Marcus.
     
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    So what is the issue then, if it didn't come from McCain's funding. I agree it is a waste but it wasn't from McCain.
     
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    Hey, Cindy McCain could spend that budget with just three outfits. Palin's clearly an amateur.

    How is this not elitist again?
     
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    Only Democrats can be elitist. Duh.
     
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    Uh, the RNC funds McCain's campaign. Therefore RNC funds = McCain funds. It's not like the two spend money completely independently of each other.
     
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    It came from RNC funding. That's the issue (well, one). They can't pay for personal items. I'm not sure their claim that they're donating the clothes to charity later will stick, legally. A $2,000 suit won't still have a $2,000 value when they donate it. The other issue is she's supposed to be the representative of "Joe Six-Pack," who makes $150,000 over the course of four years or so.
     
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    How the hell can I as a regular working American support a party who gives this woman a 150,000.00 dollar wardrobe? We need to vote this party out.
     
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    for a "reformer", that Palin sure knows how to soak up the benefits :D
     
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    Yes because they are the only party that wastes money.:rolleyes:
     
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    You lead by example and this isnt it, a lot of folks could own a home for that amount of money. Republicans are the party of the rich and elite and this along with McCains tax breaks for the oil companys are perfect examples.
     
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    Both parties will waste your money on something. It doesn't matter who you vote for. Pelosi and pals were all to eager to go along with Bush on a bail out plan.
     
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    Ahh, yeah, donating it to charity will work out well. I'm sure when one bum gets lucky and gets a $2,000 suit, the other bums who are still wearing 10 year old dirty clothes covered with holes won't gang up and attack her.
     
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    What this country needs is someone like V to take care of Washington. Washington is broken but the past 8 years Republicans have ruled. 150,000.00 for clothes is insane and i dont want some crazy,religious insane B _ _ _ _ running the whitehouse when McCain keels over. Obama has my Vote plus he only owns 1 car.:D
     
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    How much does his car cost? Im sure it isn't a Ford Touris.
     
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    The issue to me is this is skirting legality, if it's not ruled illegal. At the same time, the RNC is making comments about Obama not publishing all the small donors, when not publishing them is nothing new, and is not illegal or a scandal. The other hypocrisy is the whole "celebrity," and "elitist" attacks, when they're spending all that money, and have Hollywood make-up artists for both McCain and Palin. Also, the guy who did the shopping is the guy heading up the RoboCalls, so all-in-all, it's a distasteful story.
     
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    $150,000 will pay for 6 years of college and 6 years of spring breaks and thanksgiving breaks, going out 5 days a week and any other frivolous activities you can think of ... great. Its unbelievable how these people on top lose focus in sight of their objectives .... :rolleyes:
     
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    The point is that the Republicans are running as the party of 'Joe Sixpack' while spending this kind of money. Talk about a divorce from reality here.
     
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    Is this anything new? Both sides will spend just for the sake of it.
     
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    Frankly I'd like to see someone who was successful enough in the private sector to buy himself a car, rather than have his/her campaign contributors buy it on their behalf.

    Let me be clear. It's the Republican platform that they are 'fighting on behalf of the middle class' while racking up crazy bills on clothing for the whole Palin family at expensive department stores, then sending those bills to the RNC/McCain campaign joint funds.

    Please tell me that you see the hypocrisy here.
     
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    That still makes you an elitist tho. If you outspend the average person.

    Of course they are hypocrites, but do you ever expect them not to be?
     

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