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Them hockey-mom clothes are expensive.

Red Dawn

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Originally posted by: dawp
So after she loses, does she get to keep 'em?
No they are going to be donated to the Center for Women with Eating Disorders.
 

Robor

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I can't stand Palin but I'm not sure why this is newsworthy. If the RNC wants to waste their money on clothes for her and/or her family let them. If people have a problem with it they can choose to not donate to the RNC.
 

seemingly random

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Originally posted by: Robor
I can't stand Palin but I'm not sure why this is newsworthy. If the RNC wants to waste their money on clothes for her and/or her family let them. If people have a problem with it they can choose to not donate to the RNC.
If they can spend campaign money like this, imagine what they'll do with taxpayer money.
 

Balt

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Originally posted by: Robor
I can't stand Palin but I'm not sure why this is newsworthy. If the RNC wants to waste their money on clothes for her and/or her family let them. If people have a problem with it they can choose to not donate to the RNC.
BUT I DON'T THINK JOE THE PLUMBER SPENDS $150,000 ON HIS WARDROBE.

:p
 

heyheybooboo

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Originally posted by: Robor
I can't stand Palin but I'm not sure why this is newsworthy. If the RNC wants to waste their money on clothes for her and/or her family let them. If people have a problem with it they can choose to not donate to the RNC.
I think when you spend $150k+ on clothes and represent the candidate as Mrs. Down-to-Earth Joe Six-Pack Hockey Mom it's probably newsworthy - especially when people are losing their jobs, homes and retirement savings in an economic downturn ...
 

bozack

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Originally posted by: heyheybooboo

I think when you spend $150k+ on clothes and represent the candidate as Mrs. Down-to-Earth Joe Six-Pack Hockey Mom it's probably newsworthy - especially when people are losing their jobs, homes and retirement savings in an economic downturn ...
What a bunch of double standard bullshit, if we are going down this road then why not talk of all the donation money that Obama is flushing down the toilet on his record breaking ad spending when he could in fact be donating that money to charity....

In fact, how much money did Obama donate to charity after his wife got a massive pay increase??

It is a campaign, both sides will spend money to make their candidate look better...I remember the year clinton got like an 800 haircut...it is just how the game is played
 

Red Dawn

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Originally posted by: bozack
Originally posted by: heyheybooboo

I think when you spend $150k+ on clothes and represent the candidate as Mrs. Down-to-Earth Joe Six-Pack Hockey Mom it's probably newsworthy - especially when people are losing their jobs, homes and retirement savings in an economic downturn ...
What a bunch of double standard bullshit, if we are going down this road then why not talk of all the donation money that Obama is flushing down the toilet on his record breaking ad spending when he could in fact be donating that money to charity....

In fact, how much money did Obama donate to charity after his wife got a massive pay increase??

It is a campaign, both sides will spend money to make their candidate look better...I remember the year clinton got like an 800 haircut...it is just how the game is played
Also keep in mind it's not cheap to dress a shrill Harpy so all her sharp edges aren't visible.

 

teiresias

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Originally posted by: bozack
Originally posted by: heyheybooboo

I think when you spend $150k+ on clothes and represent the candidate as Mrs. Down-to-Earth Joe Six-Pack Hockey Mom it's probably newsworthy - especially when people are losing their jobs, homes and retirement savings in an economic downturn ...
What a bunch of double standard bullshit, if we are going down this road then why not talk of all the donation money that Obama is flushing down the toilet on his record breaking ad spending when he could in fact be donating that money to charity....

In fact, how much money did Obama donate to charity after his wife got a massive pay increase??

It is a campaign, both sides will spend money to make their candidate look better...I remember the year clinton got like an 800 haircut...it is just how the game is played
Well, you really can't call on Obama to donate money to charity that was given to him by donors (both large and small) explicitly for use in his campaign. People aren't giving him money to turn around and give to charity, so it's hardly worthwhile to sit here and chide him for "flushing" campaign funds down the toilet by buying campaign ads.

Furthermore, I'm sure you were this upset when the Republicans were having a hissy fit over John Edwards $400 haircut - right?

 

seemingly random

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Originally posted by: teiresias
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Furthermore, I'm sure you were this upset when the Republicans were having a hissy fit over John Edwards $400 haircut - right?
So, you're suggesting that 400 is about the same 150,000? Hopefully, you don't earn a living with numbers...
 

heyheybooboo

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Originally posted by: bozack
Originally posted by: heyheybooboo

I think when you spend $150k+ on clothes and represent the candidate as Mrs. Down-to-Earth Joe Six-Pack Hockey Mom it's probably newsworthy - especially when people are losing their jobs, homes and retirement savings in an economic downturn ...
What a bunch of double standard bullshit, if we are going down this road then why not talk of all the donation money that Obama is flushing down the toilet on his record breaking ad spending when he could in fact be donating that money to charity....

In fact, how much money did Obama donate to charity after his wife got a massive pay increase??

It is a campaign, both sides will spend money to make their candidate look better...I remember the year clinton got like an 800 haircut...it is just how the game is played
The reason McCain most likely will lose is related to your ad hom hyperbole.

Regardless of our individual 'partisan' blinders presidential elections always come down to the independent 'middle' and driving your base to the polls.

McCain did not 'have' the base until he selected Palin and it is clear that his relationship with his base is tenuous at best. He has continued to fight to hold his base and can't make a move to the middle as is typical in the general election.

For all the 'huffing and puffing' that you and McCain are engaging in, all you are accomplishing is further alienating the 'middle' and the independents. I'm sorry you can't see that.

There are a fair number of folks around here (I'm one of them) who were big McCain supporters in 2000. I'm sorry you can't see the changes in McCain since then.

What people see is hypocrisy and pandering - and the overwhelming majority of it is coming from McCain/Palin. What you may feel is 'Straight Talk' we see as 'Double Talk'.

Once again, you don't hold a candidate up as ""Mrs. Down-to-Earth Joe Six-Pack Hockey Mom"" to women in this country and expect not get spanked when you are buying $10,000 outfits for her.

That ain't the women who supported Hill, and that definitely ain't the women of your base.
 

alchemize

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Originally posted by: Red Dawn
Originally posted by: bozack
Originally posted by: heyheybooboo

I think when you spend $150k+ on clothes and represent the candidate as Mrs. Down-to-Earth Joe Six-Pack Hockey Mom it's probably newsworthy - especially when people are losing their jobs, homes and retirement savings in an economic downturn ...
What a bunch of double standard bullshit, if we are going down this road then why not talk of all the donation money that Obama is flushing down the toilet on his record breaking ad spending when he could in fact be donating that money to charity....

In fact, how much money did Obama donate to charity after his wife got a massive pay increase??

It is a campaign, both sides will spend money to make their candidate look better...I remember the year clinton got like an 800 haircut...it is just how the game is played
Also keep in mind it's not cheap to dress a shrill Harpy so all her sharp edges aren't visible.
You are correct. See 8 years in the 90's + 08 democrat primary for another example. Speaker of the House comes to mind too!

 

Hugh H

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Originally posted by: bozack
Originally posted by: heyheybooboo

I think when you spend $150k+ on clothes and represent the candidate as Mrs. Down-to-Earth Joe Six-Pack Hockey Mom it's probably newsworthy - especially when people are losing their jobs, homes and retirement savings in an economic downturn ...
What a bunch of double standard bullshit, if we are going down this road then why not talk of all the donation money that Obama is flushing down the toilet on his record breaking ad spending when he could in fact be donating that money to charity....

In fact, how much money did Obama donate to charity after his wife got a massive pay increase??

It is a campaign, both sides will spend money to make their candidate look better...I remember the year clinton got like an 800 haircut...it is just how the game is played
I see Obama spending the campaing money just as his donors wanted him to spend it.... in advertisments for the campaign and making sure he is elected, not for charity. I am not sure this 150k for Ms. Palin's wardrobe will improve her chances of winning the election.

 

dawp

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Originally posted by: bozack
Originally posted by: heyheybooboo

I think when you spend $150k+ on clothes and represent the candidate as Mrs. Down-to-Earth Joe Six-Pack Hockey Mom it's probably newsworthy - especially when people are losing their jobs, homes and retirement savings in an economic downturn ...
What a bunch of double standard bullshit, if we are going down this road then why not talk of all the donation money that Obama is flushing down the toilet on his record breaking ad spending when he could in fact be donating that money to charity....

In fact, how much money did Obama donate to charity after his wife got a massive pay increase??

It is a campaign, both sides will spend money to make their candidate look better...I remember the year clinton got like an 800 haircut...it is just how the game is played

When you can provide proof that Obama or Biden spent $150k on clothes I'll give you a :cookie:.

And campaign funds con only be spent on certain items, and i don't think clothes are one of them, thou I could be wrong.
 

JJChicken

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Originally posted by: Hugh H
Originally posted by: bozack
Originally posted by: heyheybooboo

I think when you spend $150k+ on clothes and represent the candidate as Mrs. Down-to-Earth Joe Six-Pack Hockey Mom it's probably newsworthy - especially when people are losing their jobs, homes and retirement savings in an economic downturn ...
What a bunch of double standard bullshit, if we are going down this road then why not talk of all the donation money that Obama is flushing down the toilet on his record breaking ad spending when he could in fact be donating that money to charity....

In fact, how much money did Obama donate to charity after his wife got a massive pay increase??

It is a campaign, both sides will spend money to make their candidate look better...I remember the year clinton got like an 800 haircut...it is just how the game is played
I see Obama spending the campaing money just as his donors wanted him to spend it.... in advertisments for the campaign and making sure he is elected, not for charity. I am not sure this 150k for Ms. Palin's wardrobe will improve her chances of winning the election.
This.
 

teiresias

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Originally posted by: seemingly random
Originally posted by: teiresias
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Furthermore, I'm sure you were this upset when the Republicans were having a hissy fit over John Edwards $400 haircut - right?
So, you're suggesting that 400 is about the same 150,000? Hopefully, you don't earn a living with numbers...
What are you talking about? He made some hyperbole-filled claim trying to justifying the 150k and in the process brought up some haircut Bill Clinton got. I just find it odd how the Republicans think this $150k on wardrobe isn't a big deal but got all into a hissy fit over Edwards' $400 haircut - yes, especially considering the price differential.
 

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