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Palin wardrobe donation to Salvation Army

There are 257 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 23, 2008, titled Palin wardrobe donation to Salvation Army. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Sen. John McCain today reiterated a promise that his running mate's $150,000 wardrobe -- purchased for her by the Republican National Committee -- will end up going to a good cause once the election is over.

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sarah

Phoenix, AZ

#26 Oct 23, 2008
Gwen C wrote:
Why is th Tribune (and all other media) devoting so much time to Sarah Palin's wardrobe? This is a sexist attitude. Don't kid yourselves - a short article about where Obama buys his suits cannot silence that little voice in your head that KNOWS that covering a female politicians wardrobe is sexist and is not news. Shame on your editorial staff - don't you have enough other real news to report?
It's not sexist. Either she is bthe average American or she isn't. If she had truly high standards for bringing change to the government, shouldn't she have stood up to her party and said, no this is who I am. I am going to look like the hockey mom that I am, but she didn't. She is showing how she can fall into political traps and how easy it is to be bought by the party.
the emperor is naked

United States

#27 Oct 23, 2008
Gwen C wrote:
Why is th Tribune (and all other media) devoting so much time to Sarah Palin's wardrobe? This is a sexist attitude. Don't kid yourselves - a short article about where Obama buys his suits cannot silence that little voice in your head that KNOWS that covering a female politicians wardrobe is sexist and is not news. Shame on your editorial staff - don't you have enough other real news to report?
Why did the same media spend days talking about john Edwards $400 haircut?

Sexists? No

Just plain old sensationalism.
Mr E Writer

Québec, Canada

#28 Oct 23, 2008
sarah wrote:
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It's not sexist. Either she is bthe average American or she isn't. If she had truly high standards for bringing change to the government, shouldn't she have stood up to her party and said, no this is who I am. I am going to look like the hockey mom that I am, but she didn't. She is showing how she can fall into political traps and how easy it is to be bought by the party.
And she's also shown that she'll use whatever budget she has access to for extreme excess. Guess what budget she'd have access to in **public** office.
jjrg7

Raleigh, NC

#29 Oct 23, 2008
sarah wrote:
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Well, if you remember not too long ago. Republicans made the biggest deal about a John Kerry haircut that cost the ticket $400. But I guess $150,000 is no big deal compared to $400...as long as it's a Republican spending that kind of money. All is well in the world of the rich.
All these issues would be moot if there were camapign spending limits, now which party opposes those?? Aside from that, with regards to the above post, those rich people you despise, Obama is one of them now, just like the Clintons. Don't be fooled, these politicians have their hands deep in many pockets, doesn't matter which party you despise. The bottom line should be, do you want more government spending, which costs everyone more (except those that pay no taxes) or do you want less.
Lou

Chicago, IL

#30 Oct 23, 2008
A similar article in the print edition of today's Tribune says over $9,000 was spent on Palin's clothes at Macy's in Minneapolis and over $6,000 at Bloomingdale's.

Since Macy's took over Field's, Macy's overstock clothes have been showing up at Salvation Army outlets. This all sort of makes sense.

BTW: Figures Palin would wear trash from Macy's.
Bill C

Minneapolis, MN

#31 Oct 23, 2008
This is such a perfect example of GOP economic philosophy:
Take money donated by "regular" people, spend it in a way that benefits a tiny number of already wealthy people, then blame the media that reported it for being partisan. All the while ignoring the hypocrisy of criticizing a $400 haircut as your candidate gives a speech in a $2,500 jacket.
dog gone

Northbrook, IL

#32 Oct 23, 2008
Can't any one see the real problem...They spent taxpayer $$ on these clothes. No one, taxpayer or otherwise, is buying my clothes!!!

Who cares if they or proceeds from the sale goes to a charity? They should not be spending taxpayer money on SP clothes
dog gone

Northbrook, IL

#33 Oct 23, 2008
jenny623 wrote:
She didn't pay for them, the RNC did. I don't get the big deal about any of this. All of the candidates have a wardrobe and shouldn't have to use their own money to buy clothes too. They have a lot of campaigning to do, a lot of running around, and they have to look their best at all times. I'm not even voting for Palin, but I'm annoyed as a human being that we had to bring this into the fray. I truly don't care what she spends on her clothes. She's instructed by the RNC on what she can spend. If they don't like it, then don't approve her spending budget. This is no big deal.
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Are you clueless? maybe you are just an idiot or dumb...the RNC got the $$ from the taxpayers...McCains campain is publicly funded Einstien!!
Levi J

United States

#34 Oct 23, 2008
I got me a new sute two... Maybe I'll wear it for my wedding... NOT GONNA HAPPEN
Soccer Mom FL

Boca Raton, FL

#35 Oct 23, 2008
Gwen said it correctly. What a sexist attitude for running this article. How about being fair - print Obama's suit, shirt, tie and coat expense. I am fed up with the attacks on Sarah. First it was because she shopped at WalMart, her family, her education, her faith, her beauty, her small-town likeability, her pro-gun stance, her stand on Tasergate - that she was within her right to fire but that is not what is written about. For every article trashing her, you are only bringing out your small-mindedness and obvious bias. I am saddened by the media.
sarah

Phoenix, AZ

#36 Oct 23, 2008
jjrg7 wrote:
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All these issues would be moot if there were camapign spending limits, now which party opposes those?? Aside from that, with regards to the above post, those rich people you despise, Obama is one of them now, just like the Clintons. Don't be fooled, these politicians have their hands deep in many pockets, doesn't matter which party you despise. The bottom line should be, do you want more government spending, which costs everyone more (except those that pay no taxes) or do you want less.
Here we go with tunnel vision. I think the government should spend money to advance our great country. If that means spending more on education, so be it. If that means spending more on creating renewable, clean energy, so be it. I don't agree that a hackjob is what we need. I like Obama's scalpel approach to government spending. Cut out completely the things that we don't need...like a $150,000 wardrobe, and invest in the things that will advance and grow our great country. Plain and simple.
Kurt

Batavia, IL

#37 Oct 23, 2008
Obama's custom-made suits are being purchased by his campaign funds too. Why isn't THAT news?
Obama Nanny State

Roseville, MI

#38 Oct 23, 2008
Expatriate wrote:
This is the biggest load of crap I have ever heard, not to mention the biggest waste of money. I'm sure the SA would have preferred the cash.
And a $2 million party is prudent spending???????

Obama has $1500 suits...BFD
Obama Nanny State

Roseville, MI

#39 Oct 23, 2008
Expatriate wrote:
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Since when do most people spend that much money of clothes? If this is any indication of the McCain economic plan, Obama has nothing to worry about.
Dumba88...

cbs2chicago.com/entertainment/michelle.obama....

do you think this is cheap???

Or how about Obama's $1500 suits...does he wear the same one every day?

Is Obama in Hawaii yet to see the grandmother he threw under the bus in front of the nation during his Reverend Wright apology/denial speech?
Dustin

Broken Arrow, OK

#40 Oct 23, 2008
That's nothing - I told my wife she had to have a place for all her clothes or get rid of some of them, so we moved to a bigger house - trust me, that was way more than $150k.
Eric

Alsip, IL

#42 Oct 23, 2008
No doubt she'll try to take the tax deduction for the charitable donation.
Renegade

Monterey, CA

#43 Oct 23, 2008
Sure, She'll probably give them to Alaska Salvation Army, Have the fund raising at her (Palin) house. Which the only ones attending the Charity Fund will be her own family. Pay 500 bucks for the 150,000 wardrobe and charge the bill to the State of Alaska. Sounds like the American Dream.
Levi J

United States

#44 Oct 23, 2008
A J Calhoun wrote:
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You betcha!
They'd get the highest bids by selling them as "worn and UNwashed", I'm sure. Have the auction end in the wee morning hours of a Sunday, when all the good ol' boys are just getting home from an evening of hard drinking down at the VFW hall.
"Hey Bill, wand another one?"
"Naw, I gotta get home and fire up the computer."
"What for?"
"Hell, ain't you heard? They're auctionin' off Sarah Palin's drawers on eBay!"
"Gawd-a-mighty! Drink up boys, we're closin' early tonight!"
Don't get too worked up... I see em. They aint a thong or anything cool. there just those big ol' granny panties.
carla

United States

#45 Oct 23, 2008
what the he** did she spend that much money on, every single outfit was black skirt or black slacks with different jackets. i guess she used the rest of the money on trips for her kids because she looks like she probably spend more on makeup and hair do's than clothes.
Anonymous

United States

#46 Oct 23, 2008
Reading these comments reminds me why I'm voting Obama.

Economic policies, foreign policies, whatever. Doesn't matter anymore.

Now I'm voting Obama just to make Republicans cry.

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