FEC dismisses complaint over Sarah Palin's wardrobe Where are the Palin bashers?

@Taskr36 (13925)
United States
June 5, 2009 10:34am CST
I think it's funny how those people that just can't help themselves but post every article bashing Sarah Palin somehow missed this one. "The Federal Election Commission has dismissed a complaint over the $150,000-plus designer wardrobe the Republican Party bought to outfit vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the good-government group that filed the complaint, argued that candidates aren't supposed to use donor money for personal expenses such as clothes. The FEC ruled Tuesday that the ban doesn't apply to party money, however." http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30830317 People love to complain about tax dollars wasted investigating democrats, but I have yet to see any of those people complaining about all the frivolous ethics complaints against Sarah Palin which are getting dismissed every week. People also love to ignore the fact that much of that clothing was immediately returned since they purchased multiple sizes of the outfits not knowing what Palin's size was at the time.
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@heathcliff (1415)
• United States
5 Jun 09
Saying it wasn't "illegal" and saying it was a brilliant move are two very different things. It was still a stupid move by the GOP. As an ethics compaint it WAS frivolous, but as a political point it was very valid.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
5 Jun 09
Nobody ever said it was brilliant move. For a female candidate clothes are certainly important, but the GOP went way overboard and it became a weapon. What wasn't valid were the attacks on Palin specifically since she didn't spend the money and it didn't come out of campaign funds.
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• United States
6 Jun 09
That is what I am saying. The direction of your question was to point out something the Palin bashers chose to overlook as if it should have destroyed their point. The Palin bashers could ignore the FEC decision you mention because it has nothing to do with her and the GOP's overall decision-making ability. Politics is all about looking good to the electorate. Ethics, as we all should have realized by now, are secondary. The story you mention does not diminish the Palin bashers argument so they ignored it.
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
6 Jun 09
Yet they also conveniently neglect Michele's wardrobe that could be considered gifts and influence peddling for the designers providing those clothes. Not to mention the tax issues.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
5 Jun 09
How about that, well I doubt too many well come out and say that they were wrong in their attacks on Sarah Palin.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
9 Jun 09
I suppose if I said I didn't have a chance to post about it because YOU beat me to it you'd call me a liar, right...lol? The truth is, it's none of my business what the McCain campaign or the GOP does with their money. If some of it had come from my donations I might complain but it didn't. So, no law was broken, it was perfectly legal for six figures to be spent on clothing and hair and make-up for the V.P. candidate and her family. That's well and good but it doesn't change the fact that it wasn't very smart behavior when the candidate and family in question were being passed off as "just plain folks" right down to her way of talkin'. Palin was supposed to be someone we could all identify with, unlike the "elitists" of the Democratic party. The truth is most of us "plain folks" don't shop at these high-end stores even in the BEST of economic times and very few of us have ever gotten designer labels for our babies. OK, I've gone and attacked her again so I'll crawl back into my hole... Annie
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
1 Jul 09
Truth is...if she'd come to town wearing frumpy or old clothes, theĆ½'d have jumped on that too. I have a feeling that no matter what she had done...it would not have been well received. They needed a scape goat to keep the spotlight off of the real issues. And the public bought it.
@shell1986 (405)
• United States
6 Jun 09
It is so great that some people have nothing else to do but talk about Sarah Palin's wardrobe. Let the woman be and enjoy her life in Alaska!
• United States
6 Jun 09
Did you really just say, "enjoy her life in Alaska"?
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@soooobored (1187)
• United States
30 Jun 09
I just plum don't care about Sarah Palin. I think anybody spending that much money on clothes is absurd, but I don't find it criminal. Had she been buying an outfit, wearing it once, and returning it I would care, because then someone is at risk of wearing Palin soaked clothes!! But I hold that standard to everyone!
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
30 Jun 09
What I wondered about is why it was wrong for a vice-presidential candidate to have attractive clothing?....but the press praises the inauguration gowns of M. Obama. I've read that this inauguration was the MOST expensive of all time. I don't know who paid for HER clothes....somebody did though. Obama didn't have the resources himself. Seems to me American citizens love to have someone to bash...and for the life of me...Michelle Obama with her 'not proud of America' stance early on...should be the one catching flack. The minute someone is getting in trouble, though....it's headlines. When retractions or aquitals happen...it's buried. Same with this.
• United States
10 Jun 09
Here is something else the liberal media is completely ignoing: Not only was she cleared on THIS charge, she was cleared on ALL charges filed against her! The baseless charges ended up costing taxpayrs 1/3 of a million dollrs to investgate before she was found copletely innocent of ALL charges that were brought against her during the campaign. But the damage is done, since the moron media was all over the accusations of wrongdoin while willfully neglecting to report that she was CLEARED of those charges, tiny minds have already been made up about her, based on lies spoonfed to them by the liberal media.