That was $150K well spent, no?

I heard it on the radio and almost didn’t believe it.

“No way,” I said to myself. “That’s got to be another negative campaign tactic.”

But apparently, it’s true: The Republican National Committee has spent more than $150,000 on clothing, accessories and hair care for Palin and her family. Via Politico.

There are so many problems here I don’t know where to start. Couldn’t that money be spent on a better cause? How sick is it that the party feels the need to pretty her up with that amount of money? What’s happening in our society to make even vice presidential candidates feel the need to get that into fashion? Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, oh my! I’ve got a better idea, RNC: Use that money to buy me a house. That’d get us a pretty nice one in this area, with lots of room for the doggies to run and house that’s actually got a separate laundry room. Or, you know, help out Joe the Plumber a little bit, since we’re all so worried about him.

To be fair, I wouldn’t be all that surprised if the same thing were happening on the Democrat side of things. And I wouldn’t be surprised if this is such a big deal in the media because Palin’s a woman.

I can’t say I blame her. What woman doesn’t want to look good and what woman wouldn’t want a little makeover when spending so much time in the spotlight? I just wonder if we’d be hearing about this if she were a man.

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  1. rknil said:

    You should do some research before you post crazy generalizations.

    John Edwards was blasted for his haircut expenses/timing in the last election. That was only four years ago; were you not paying attention?

    Facts: They keep you from sounding ignorant.

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  2. K. said:

    1. John Edwards’ $400 haircut was four years ago, thus not during this election. Also, Edwards could have gotten that same haircut one a week for more than seven years before it equaled Palin’s shopping sprees. While I don’t condone spending $400 on a haircut, that’s on a different level than $150,000 on clothing and accessories.

    2. Just to give some reference, I was barely 18 during the last election. I paid some attention, but not as much as I do now. And I’m not saying I know all that much now.

    Facts: They keep you from sounding like an asshole.

    Saturday, November 1, 2008
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