27 October 2008


Strange title, isn't it? Well, if you think that's strange, this is one of the lastest snatching-at-straws attack on Governor Palin from the left. I'm sure that you have heard about it. The supposed issue was the REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE spending $150,000 for Governor Palin's clothing, hair styling, and accesories. Before I go any further, to show how biased the media is in this country, and has been since my childhood (which is forty years worth for me - believe it or not "slanting" of news stories was actually taught in the Clarke County, Georgia school system - betcha won't hear it now!!!!), has Senator Obama and Senator Biden been questioned or scrutinized anywhere near to the extent Senator McCain and Governor Palin have? Absolutely not. And you won't.

Here is an excerpt from an ASSOCIATED PRESS news story by Brendan Farrington dated October 24, 2008. The article, MCCAIN HAS TERSE RESPONSE ON PALIN SHOPPING SPREE, reported Senator McCain being asked several questions by a report in Ormond Beach, Florida.

"McCain was asked several questions on Thursday about the shopping spree -- and he answered each one more or less the same way: Palin needed clothes and they'll be donated to charity.

"She needed clothes at the time. They'll be donated at end of this campaign. They'll be donated to charity," McCain told reporters on his campaign bus between Florida rallies.

"Asked for details on how they'll be donated, McCain said, "It works by her getting some clothes when she was made the nominee of the party and it will be donated back to charity."

Apparently, as is usual for liberal media, someone kept asking the same thing over and over. Senator McCain finally had to put it in even plainer English: It works like this: when she was nominated for the Vice-Presidential candidate, clothing was purchased. It will be donated back to charity when the campaign is over.

What the media was trying to do, and never got that far, was to allege Federal law violations. Federal law prohibits anything purchased by a political party from being converted to personal use. My personal opinion is that one of the reasons the media attempted this was because there is more and more information coming out about numerous campaign finance violations by the Obama campaign.

In an article on NEWSMAX.COM by Kenneth R. Timmerman, an investigation of Senator Obama's campaign finance records indicate donations from Bart Simpson, Family Guy, Daffy Duck, and King Kong as well as a number of individual donations that exceed the $2,300 limit. One of the most blatant examples is a donor who first used the name O. J. Simpson on October 14th giving the employer name of "State of Nevada" and listing the occupation as "convict, donated five dollars through Senator Obama's website." Four minutes earlier, using the same credit card, a donor listed as Raela Odinga made a donation listing an address of "2007 Stolen Election Passage" in "Nairobi, Kentucky." First, Raela Odinga is the Prime Minister of Kenya, and it's seriously doubtful this was the real Prime Minister Odinga making this donation. Anything's possible, I guess, but doubtful. Second, no one in the Obama campaign caught this. Interesting thing about Prime Minister Odinga - he claims to be Senator Obama's cousin through a maternal uncle. Here's a link to the entire article:


There are enough campaign finance violations that the Republican National Committee filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on October 6, 2008.

ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, where are you on this? If Senator Obama were a Republican, all of you and every liberal newspaper in the country would have been running and re-running this twenty-fours a day ad nauseum.

It will be interesting to see just how the FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION handles this, that is, if they do at all.



MISSY said...

Yeah I heard about the issue on how much she spent on clothes. No big deal to me. Maybe the media was just looking for some dirt to pull up, they like that, you know?



Laura said...

A breath of fresh air you are! Living in San Francisco, it is difficult to find people who do not bash Republicans and anything McCain. I usually refrain from political discussions. We have to practically draw a fish in the sand anymore before disclosing too much.
I love reading your blog!

lisa jo said...

here is what I have to say about this.
if you take 12 Full time workers at MY job and use their gross income for ONE YEAR, lets say $20,000 per person and multiply that by more than 12 people you still will not have Palin's clothing allowance. I would like her more and have MUCH more repsect for the woman if she wore a nice $20 pair of Levi's and a sweat shirt than going and wearing clothes that the common person can not afford in their LIFETIME.
We have MILLIONS going without HEAT, FOOD, and are losing their jobs so YES, it IS a issue and worthy of being in the mainstream press..


CINDY said...

Obama I don't trust at all, Palin is a showoff McCain only thing I don't like about him is his taxing the money paid for our health insurance and the fact if my cancer were to come back my insurance wouldn't cover it.

Robyn said...

Hiya Dirk! SO glad to have found you over here! I will be honest in saying I am not very political, but my opinion is we are in trouble either way this time for different reasons. WHO needs to spend $150k on a new wardrobe?? It makes no sense. We are to believe she is this stay at home, house wife. Well SO am I and I have never had a wardrobe of that extent lol!