Palin’s Wardrobe? Don’t Go There…
Posted by cann0nba11 on October 23, 2008
Of all of the things the Left whines about, the current discussion of the $150k used to clothe Palin and her family for election appearances is an absurd choice. Is $150k a lot for clothes? Perhaps. Does Michelle Obama show up on the view wearing a $150 outfit? Sure. But for crying out loud, this is an allowance for public appearances. Palin is a middle class woman, not a millionaire like Obama. If she didn’t dress ‘properly’ she would be ripped by the press over it.
And now for some perspective.
Sure, we’d all like $150k to spend on clothes for our family. But I wonder how much Barack Obama’s trip to Hawaii costs. It is completely valid and reasonable for him to visit his sick grandmother, I’m not debating that. But he’s not flying commercial business class. How much does it cost to fuel a private jet, staff it with security and then house everyone for this personal trip? I bet it’s 10X the cost of Palin’s wardrobe budget.
And given the fact that we still don’t know the origin of tens of millions of dollars (if not hundreds of millions) in Obama contributions, and we do know how much the greek columns in Denver cost ($140k), does Team Obama really want people interested in a line item by line item comparison of the two candidates? I dont think so.