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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.

Comments

yourbob
Oct. 24th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
Um. Edwards paid that haircut out of pocket. Not from donated moneys. Also the other candidates have to dress THEMSELVES from their own pockets.

But then, if you're someone who charges the state of Alaska should pay the governor's babysitting bill on top of her salary....
bovil
Oct. 24th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
Actually, he repaid the campaign for those haircuts. It's a sloppy case.

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