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Write Your Own Caption #26


Normally I post these without much comment. But I this time I couldn’t help it.

Because this picture helped me understand why the RNC spent over $150,000 on Sarah Palin’s wardrobe.

The Republican National Committee has spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August.

According to financial disclosure records, the accessorizing began in early September and included bills from Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis and New York for a combined $49,425.74.

The records also document a couple of big-time shopping trips to Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis, including one $75,062.63 spree in early September.

The RNC also spent $4,716.49 on hair and makeup through September after reporting no such costs in August.

The cash expenditures immediately raised questions among campaign finance experts about their legality under the Federal Election Commission’s long-standing advisory opinions on using campaign cash to purchase items for personal use.

See, here’s my theory. That $150,000 wasn’t just spent on “items for personal use.” That money was an investment in raising the prospects of picking up or turning on out a certain segment of the youth vote.

And that, my friends, is what we call as “stimulus plan.”

[Pic via The Huffington Post]


  1. “Stimulus plan.” ROFL. Love it.

  2. “Oh my God girlfriend. Who does your hair?”

  3. annoying – i wonder if you would find such an angle for a male politicians… i don’t endorse the candidate, but i dislike the ‘(heterosexual) male gaze’ in talking about her… this photo is not about her political posture, but about her womanness which is supposed to do something to maleness… as i said, annoying.

  4. Except that “her womanness” is one of the primary reasons she was chosen for the VP spot, that and her ability to whip the base into a frenzy by appealing to their ugliest urges.

    Do you think she’s there because of knowledge or experience? (I know women — intelligent, capable women — who have worked hard and had to be overqualified for every position they got just to have an equal shot at it. She’s there because of her “narrative,” of which being a woman is a significant factor. But her gender and her appearance are major factors in her ending up on the Republican ticket.

    Shallow, cynical choices, yes. But that’s what they’ve done.

  5. I don’t care if she shot a moose with her own little hands, that’s quite a rack on the gal.

  6. Guy on the right: Wow, nice dress! I especially liked the shoes!
    Guy on the left: Nice dress. Please girl, I look better in that same dress.