Another gem off the political wire

And here’s another splendid piece of news:

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.

Boggles the mind. The economy is in crisis, and the GOP spends more money than my labmate’s house is worth on clothes for the Veep candidate? Riiiiiiiiight. So glad they keep saying they’re running on a platform of fiscal responsibility, otherwise I might have been confused.

I just got married, and there’s nothing like getting married for blowing a lot of cash on clothes you’ll never wear again. Even so, the ENTIRE expenditure for wedding attire for ALL members of the wedding party came in well under $2000. That includes my dress, undergarments, shoes, handbag, jewelry, and hairpieces, 3 bridesmaid dresses, 2 junior bridesmaid dresses, a flower girl dress, jewelry, totes, and slippers for all the girls, and 6 rented tuxes for the groom, best man, groomsman, ringbearer, and both fathers. Yep, I dressed an entire wedding for 1.3% the cost of Sarah Palin’s campaign wardrobe.

Staggering.

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