Wednesday, October 22, 2008


One question:

Was this $154,000 wardrobe and make-up shopping spree done with tax-free donations?*  I really don't know.  My accountant tells me that my work wardrobe (about $600 spent at Macy's and Eddie Bauer last year) is not tax deductible.

Another thing: $5000 was spent at men's and children's stores!!  That's a lot of snow machine suits and maternity dresses.

But it's okay, according to an RNC spokesman, all the clothing will be donated to charity after the campaign.  I suppose street people in Wasilla, Alaska will be wearing $3,000 skirt suits this winter.  Craven.  For this spokesman to even try to excuse this type of spending is cynical and condescending.  Are we all fools? 

I guess I do not live in "real America" and I have no concept how "real Americans" like Governor Palin spend money.  The Republican National Committee can dress up their real-life Barbie doll what ever way they desire; I wonder what the average Republican voter spends on their wardrobe.

Just make sure it's after tax dollars.


According to the RNC website
Contributions or gifts to the Republican National Committee are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

So I have no beef; they can spend their money on whatever they please, it just seems a bit hypocritical to me.

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