What Fresh Hell Is This?

October 22, 2008

Maybe they should have spent that $150,000 a little more carefully...

Check out the "vote" scarf with the donkeys on it:

(h/t to Daily Kos)


Maria said...

Maybe she's actually a Democratic mole! That would explain a lot.

cpsperanza said...

In case you're wondering - THIS from the AP:

WASHINGTON - John McCain's presidential campaign said thousands of dollars worth of clothing purchased by the Republican Party for running mate Sarah Palin will go to a "charitable purpose" after the campaign.

The Republican National Committee spent about $150,000 on clothing, hair styling, makeup and other "campaign accessories" in September for the McCain campaign after Palin, the governor of Alaska, joined the ticket.

The expenses include $75,062 spent at Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis Minn., and $41,850 in St. Louis in early September. The committee also reported spending $4,100 for makeup and hair consulting. The expenses were first reported by Politico.com.

"With all of the important issues facing the country right now, it's remarkable that we're spending time talking about pantsuits and blouses," said McCain spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt, who has been traveling with Palin. "It was always the intent that the clothing go to a charitable purpose after the campaign."

Anonymous said...

This is emblematic of the McCain campaign's misfires as whole. He he he!

Of course, the Gov. has assured everyone God will do "the right thing" on election day, so, no worries, yeah?

Anonymous said...

She cannot possibly this obtuse. Can she?

How could she not know? And why did her staff let her go out wearing it? This is just pathetic.

An article in this weekend's NY Times Magazine will reveal that Palin was NEVER on McCain's VP shortlist and that the discussion to select her lasted an hour. And it was a last second pick. It's clear she was not vetted.

Also, I hear that in the interview McCain and Palin conducted with NBC's Brian Williams that there's visible tension between McCain and Palin and some are wondering if McCain isn't starting to blame her for his plummet into electoral irrelevancy.

cpsperanza said...


The Caucus and Joshua Green follow up on this morning's Politico story about Sarah Palin's $150k wardrobe budget from the RNC. Based on the financial disclosure forms, it appears that the initial outfit outlay came from famed Republican operative and robocall expert Jeff Larson. The Atlantic has the documentation here.
(Larson is known for masterminding anti-McCain calls in South Carolina in 2000, and more recently for leasing his basement to MN Senator Norm Coleman for below-market rent...which Coleman didn't always pay on time.)
We suspect that Larson was more wallet than personal shopper for Palin's purchases. But based on the scarf in the photo above (taken yesterday at a rally in Reno, NV), we wonder if the stylist who did pick the new clothes has a sneaky sense of humor or just doesn't know anything about political mascots?
-- Evie Stone

KGC said...

Ya think it might be FEMALE MOOSE?


No way does the scarf depict donkeys.

Clyde Wynant said...

I think they are not donkeys, but asses.....

And sure, the selection of Palin was done way above McCain by GOP operatives how had two thoughts; groom someone for the future (since McCain clearly has none) and set fire to his campaign one way or the other. Now we realize, mostly the other.

Though Palin may rise again. The GOP certainly sees her as the anti-Hillary. Whether she becomes a Dan Quayle footnote in history, or the new face of the Republican Party remains to be seen...