Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts of the Washington Post report that:
On top of the $150,000 first outlined in Federal Election Commission filings, Palin spent “tens of thousands of dollars” on additional clothing, makeup and jewelry for herself and her family, including $40,000 in luxury goods for her husband, Todd, our colleague Michael Shear reports. The campaign was charged for silk boxer shorts, spray tanners and 13 suitcases to carry all the designer clothes, according to two GOP insiders.
Now, if these accounts are accurate, I believe it reflects badly on the content of her character. After all the bellyaching about “Real Americans”, “Small Town Values”, and “Joe Six-Pack”, her words ring quite hollow. Palin is nothing more than a cynical opportunist preying on genuine values held (rightly or wrongly) by some Americans.
However, the biggest blame lies with the advisers, who accorinding to Newsweek, did not tell John McCain the full extent of the chicanery for fear of upsetting him?
Afraid of upsetting him? When there are problems, leaders want to know so that they can take decisive action. These people wanted to run our country? By the way, I wonder how many votes they could have gotten in North Carolina by putting $150K into the ground game there.