Sarah Palin’s $150,000 Clothes Budget

Ouch. And the Republican National Committee spent that much in less than two months. Now how is Joe the Plumber supposed to compete with this when he buys his girlfriend a Christmas present?

Read about it here at

Republicans are NOT happy about this, either. Read it on the Huffington Post.

Update: Apparently saying that you’re going to donate the clothes to charity after the election still might not make it an allowable expense to be covered by political contributions under the Federal Elections Commission rules. Read: You’re supposed to buy your own clothes. Back in 1993 a Mavericky Senator from a southwestern state tried to tighten up the use of political contributions for personal use saying that the restrictions were written too loosely and could be misused.

“The use of campaign funds for items which most Americans would consider to be strictly personal reasons, in my view, erodes public confidence and erodes it significantly.”

– Senator John McCain, on the Senate Floor. May 1993.



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    fdeblauwe Says:

    Hockey mom goes to town! See this great cartoon at the Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3 blog…

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