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.