Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sarah Palin's $150,000 WardrobeYesterday, Rupert Murdoch's tabloid the New York Post -- the same rag that trumpeted Dick Gephardt as Kerry's veep choice in 2004 -- had to eat its words regarding the false story about Michelle Obama's lobster dinner at the Waldorf Astoria. The bogus story was immediately repeated by hacks like Limbaugh and Hannity who still haven't issued a retraction.
Meanwhile, we now discover who's the real big spender:
The Republican National Committee has spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August.A McCain campaign spokeswoman later claimed the clothes will go to charity after the campaign, but even Republicans off the record were disgusted by the extravagant spending:
There is already an attempt to blame the media -- as in, the liberal media would have looked askance at Palin if she wasn't clad in Neiman Marcus, but this won't wash...When you spend $150,000 of donors' money on clothes in just one month while presenting her as your "average hockey mom" and "maverick reformer" who will clean up wasteful spending in Washington, when you do this during real economic hardship for most Americans, and when you do this while your minions bash your opponent's wife for a lobster dinner she didn't even have, then stupidity, insensitivity and hypocrisy is more like it.
More at Memeorandum.
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