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Fiscal responsibility? Elitism?

The McCain/Palin campaign spent $150k of contributor dollars (or was that public financing dollars?) to spruce up Sarah Palin's wardrobe for the campaign.

$150,000. That's "pay off the mortgage" money for folks outside California. It's half our mortgage.

Palin's make-up artist is the highest-paid member of the McCain/Palin campaign staff, coming in at over $22k for the first two weeks of October.

$22,000. That's "replace a crappy old car" money with change left over.

I understand that Palin has to look good for the camera; it wouldn't do for a former beauty queen to repeat Nixon's mistake of 1960. This, though, is irresponsibility on a grand scale (by "little peoples'" standards). It's so far beyond John Edwards' $400 haircuts and Hilary Clinton's $3,000 beautician visits it's not funny, and it's all for less than 8 weeks of the end of the campaign.

Yet some people trust these candidates with their tax money.


Oct. 24th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
With $150K I could pay off my mortgage and start to renovate my kitchen or bathroom.

Just goes to show that its not easy being pretty or cheap to be pretty either.

Still at $22K I should hope that she gets some decent prosthetics, better then a Bajorian nose bump.

Wait, didn't Broadway have a musical that spoke about this.. "Let the people adore me, so Christian Dior me, from my head to my toes" - Evita.
Oct. 24th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
"Rainbow High" from Evita was exactly what I thought of the first time I saw this story.

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