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AP INVESTIGATION: Alaska funded Palin kids' travel

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Lifer
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Originally posted by: Pepsei
to be fair, i thought they all do that?
Where would you get such an idea? :D

You mean that Rep. Pelosi - and her special "long range flying" exclusive jet (funded by the taxpayers) is an abuse of our money and she's never flown family members to special events that were non-politically related? :D

Hmm ... I wonder if Speaker Pelosi actually did use that "long range" jet for travel from city to city for her book signing tour? Say it ain't so. :D
 

Butterbean

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The media investigates the trifles of BO's foes and protects him at every turn. People are very dumb to vote for this sort of change/hope rubbish . It's a third world election.
 

sportage

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Yeah she's one of those "reformers", where that means YOU reform, not me.

PS.. Ever notice that about republicans?
YOU be not Gay, not me.
YOU live by the rules I make, not me.
YOU get screwed, not me.


 

Zedtom

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I am interested in how the McCain people will spin this. The concept of using your children as props at rallies and public appearances is pretty universal, but you have to draw the line somewhere. The video of her carrying her baby to the NBC studios for her SNL gig looked like Paris Hilton carrying a chihuahua.
 

m1ldslide1

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Originally posted by: Zedtom
I am interested in how the McCain people will spin this. The concept of using your children as props at rallies and public appearances is pretty universal, but you have to draw the line somewhere. The video of her carrying her baby to the NBC studios for her SNL gig looked like Paris Hilton carrying a chihuahua.
Was it tucked into her handbag with the head poking out?

As for the story, obviously its all about the damn liberal media and their socialist tactics! The AP is demonstrating racism at its worst.
 
Feb 16, 2005
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Originally posted by: techs
Originally posted by: UberNeuman
Hey, quit picking on her kids, Chipper, Clipper and Rake!
You mean Dewey, Cheatem and Howe?

Sarah Palin on the scandal:
"I can be in jail and still be in charge of the Senate, so what's the big deal?"

I think we just bought another week of Tina Fey on SNL
Please refrain from insulting the Howard Brothers and Mr. Fine....
 

RightIsWrong

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Originally posted by: Sheik Yerbouti
Originally posted by: techs
Originally posted by: UberNeuman
Hey, quit picking on her kids, Chipper, Clipper and Rake!
You mean Dewey, Cheatem and Howe?

Sarah Palin on the scandal:
"I can be in jail and still be in charge of the Senate, so what's the big deal?"

I think we just bought another week of Tina Fey on SNL
Please refrain from insulting the Howard Brothers and Mr. Fine....
I remember seeing them once in Niagara Falls....
 

Hayabusa Rider

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Originally posted by: Skoorb
Originally posted by: techs
Originally posted by: loki8481
Originally posted by: Ballatician
I knew this would already be posted here, I'm actually surprised it took you so long. :)
I'm like positive that an identical story was posted ages ago.
Can't keep your Caribou Barbie scandals straight?
I cna't really but I think it was posted some time ago although we were all caught up in the whirlwind. Now it's time for another look at them.

Palin = fail
Failin?

I can't get too worked up about this one. Charlie Rangle has those apartments for next to nothing. Politicians get special deals and perks all the time. Do I approve? No, but I do see this as insignificant compared to:

"PALIN: No, no. Of course, we know what a vice president does. And that's not only to preside over the Senate and will take that position very seriously also. I'm thankful the Constitution would allow a bit more authority given to the vice president if that vice president so chose to exert it in working with the Senate and making sure that we are supportive of the president's policies and making sure too that our president understands what our strengths are."

From a Fox interview after the debate:

"CAMERON: One of the things you talked about last night was the flexibility of the vice presidency (INAUDIBLE)

PALIN: Yes.

CAMERON: What do you mean by that?

PALIN: That thankfully, our founders were wise enough to say, we have this (INAUDIBLE) and it's Constitutional. Vice presidents will be able to be not only the position flexible, but it's going to be sort of this other duty as assigned by the president. It's a simple thing. I don't think that was a gaff at all in stating what the truth is. And that is we've got flexibility in the position. The president will be directing in a lot of (INAUDIBLE) with the vice president does. The vice president, of course, is not a member -- or a part of the legislative branch, except to oversee the Senate. That alone provides a tremendous amount of flexibility and authority if that vice president so chose to use it."
 

alchemize

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Originally posted by: techs
Originally posted by: conehead433
I don't see how anyone could want this woman to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency. She did give McCain a surge of sorts after being picked as his VP choice, but after much more is known about her McCain has already lost any chance of being elected.
And just like a surge in your pants, you wake up the next day and you ask yourself, what was I thinking?
LOL that was a good one :thumbsup:

 
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Originally posted by: Hayabusa Rider
Originally posted by: Skoorb
Originally posted by: techs
Originally posted by: loki8481
Originally posted by: Ballatician
I knew this would already be posted here, I'm actually surprised it took you so long. :)
I'm like positive that an identical story was posted ages ago.
Can't keep your Caribou Barbie scandals straight?
I cna't really but I think it was posted some time ago although we were all caught up in the whirlwind. Now it's time for another look at them.

Palin = fail
Falin?
ROFL,
Sarah Palin she be failin
Against the gays she be railin'
God's her pilot she sits shotgun
killin' a wolf with a heli and a big gun

ok, it sucks but she does too.
 

GTKeeper

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Seems she doesn't mind taking as much of tax payer money for personal use as she can. I am glad to know that my tax dollars are spent on her kids' travel expenses.

No wonder America feels robbed by the government.
 

ayabe

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I would be more inclined to not care about this, except for the fact THAT SHE STAKES HER ENTIRE REPUTATION on being a maverick and against government waste.

Going to a confrerence for 5 hours but staying 4 nights in a super luxury hotel for $800/night is something I thought only liberal elites do.
 

shadow9d9

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Originally posted by: Doc Savage Fan
Originally posted by: jonks
slow news day
No nit too small to pick for the Palin haters.
Yeah, it is cool to abuse your taxpayers... you probably stay at $700 a night hotels and bill the taxpayers too right? Everyone gets to use $20k as if it were nothing on the taxpayers' dimes...

Nothing as ignorant as a Palin ignorant.
 
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Originally posted by: shadow9d9
Originally posted by: Doc Savage Fan
Originally posted by: jonks
slow news day
No nit too small to pick for the Palin haters.
Yeah, it is cool to abuse your taxpayers... you probably stay at $700 a night hotels and bill the taxpayers too right? Everyone gets to use $20k as if it were nothing on the taxpayers' dimes...

Nothing as ignorant as a Palin ignorant.
Maybe we should look and see if Chelsea paid her way or if her father abused the taxpayers. Do you hold Clinton to the same standard as Palin on this issue or is this really just about spewing more partisan hatred. Tell me o wise one?
 

Robor

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This doesn't seem like a big issue to me. Sure it sounds like a lot of money but anyone who has traveled for work and seen the bills knows it's expensive when you start adding up airfare, lodging, transportation, meals, etc. Most people don't get to bring their kids but most people aren't governors. What is the usual behavior regarding a family traveling with a governor and what's the average a governor spends on travel?
 

ohnoes

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Originally posted by: Doc Savage Fan
Originally posted by: shadow9d9
Originally posted by: Doc Savage Fan
Originally posted by: jonks
slow news day
No nit too small to pick for the Palin haters.
Yeah, it is cool to abuse your taxpayers... you probably stay at $700 a night hotels and bill the taxpayers too right? Everyone gets to use $20k as if it were nothing on the taxpayers' dimes...

Nothing as ignorant as a Palin ignorant.
Maybe we should look and see if Chelsea paid her way or if her father abused the taxpayers. Do you hold Clinton to the same standard as Palin on this issue or is this really just about spewing more partisan hatred. Tell me o wise one?
Go find that info & I'll laugh at its stupidity as well.
 

ohnoes

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I wonder what kind of official state business kids could be on though. Would be interesting to know.
 

Baked

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GOP spent $150,000 in donations on Palin's look

By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press Writer

Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah... Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah...

(10-22) 08:58 PDT WASHINGTON (AP) --

When the Republican Party decided to coordinate expenses with John McCain's presidential campaign, who knew it would be color coordinated.

The Republican National Committee spent about $150,000 on clothing, hair styling, makeup and other "campaign accessories" in September for the McCain campaign after Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin joined the ticket as his running mate.

The McCain campaign now says the clothing will go to a "charitable purpose" after the campaign.

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."

In 2007, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards sparked Internet derision and jokes from late-night TV comics after his campaign for the party's nomination paid for two $400 haircuts by a stylist from Beverly Hills, Calif. His campaign said the bill was paid by the campaign by mistake and that Edwards would reimburse the campaign.

The RNC has been helping the McCain campaign financially now that McCain is locked into spending only $84 million for the fall campaign under his agreement to accept public financing. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, chose not to participate in the public system and raised a whopping $150 million in September.

The RNC is allowed to spend up to $19 million in "coordinated expenses" with the campaign. In September, it spent a a total of $4.4 million. The clothing and styling was part of that, but most was spent on postage for campaign mailings.

So why did the RNC and not McCain's committee pay for the accessories?

Federal campaign finance law prohibits the use of candidate campaign funds for personal use, including clothes. But a quirk in the law has no such restriction on the use of party money for such expenses.
Link
 

jman19

Lifer
Nov 3, 2000
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Originally posted by: Doc Savage Fan
Originally posted by: shadow9d9
Originally posted by: Doc Savage Fan
Originally posted by: jonks
slow news day
No nit too small to pick for the Palin haters.
Yeah, it is cool to abuse your taxpayers... you probably stay at $700 a night hotels and bill the taxpayers too right? Everyone gets to use $20k as if it were nothing on the taxpayers' dimes...

Nothing as ignorant as a Palin ignorant.
Maybe we should look and see if Chelsea paid her way or if her father abused the taxpayers. Do you hold Clinton to the same standard as Palin on this issue or is this really just about spewing more partisan hatred. Tell me o wise one?
Amazing... the "BUT CLINTON!1111" tears are flowing again :laugh:
 

Infohawk

Lifer
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LOL at the apologists. Sure, this is typical politician stuff, but the point is Palin tries to come off as a maverick.
 

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