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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.

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clockworkbuddha
Oct. 25th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure most of the money went to the hidden escape jetpack she wears...you know, in case she gets asked another tough question and has to flee.

As for make-up, it's a well known fact that she's had her jaw wired shut and replaced with animatronics and microspeakers. Somewhere behind the scenes is McCain, a microphone, helium balloons, and old tapes of Catherine O'Hara (for reference).

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