Thursday, October 23, 2008

Palin Campaign's Quote of the Day

If you're running for the vice-presidency of the US, but are too stupid to understand (or bother finding out) what the job entails, you'd better at least look good in front of the cameras. Sarah Palin understands this - if nothing else. So lest the common American think they can be like her - or dress like her, think again. Joe the Plumber will need to raise his rates if he wants to be able to spend $150K on his wardrobe, as it was revealed Palin has done with the support of the Republican campaign.

The shopping spree included two trips to Neiman Marcus, in which she spent half that money. How the hell do you spend $75K in just two shopping trips on clothing? I couldn't do that if I tried.

Defending the criticism, MacCain/Palin spokesperson Tracey Schmitt gives us the quote of the day: "It was always the intent that the clothing go to a charitable purpose after the campaign."

Charity? Such as Sally Ann, or Goodwill? Well, I feel, oh, so much better. Because there's a lucky homeless woman who can really use a pair of Manolo Blahniks, especially with winter just around the corner.

4 comments:

Tom said...

The only difference this election from the last US election is the media is actually doing their job for a change and reporting this kind of idiocy.

I am so happy to see the phony right wingers finally being called out.

StL Mike said...

They probably intend to auction off the clothing, with the proceeds going to charity. From what I've read, all of the money to purchase the clothing came from the campaign, and was, in large part purchased by one of the principals in the firm that was responsible for robocalls in S. Carolina in 2000 against McCain - further proof that McCain will do whatever it takes to win.

It has also been reported that Palin's makeup artist is the highest paid staffer in the campaign - in excess of $20k in the first two weeks of October alone.

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200810u/palin-clothes

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/24/pains-makeup-stylist-fetches-highest-salary-in-2-week-period/

L-girl said...

"The only difference this election from the last US election is the media is actually doing their job for a change and reporting this kind of idiocy."

But are they reporting that it's a sham election?

StL Mike said...

It will only be a sham if they manage to steal it again.