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October 25, 2008
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Anyone who remembers John Edwards’s $400 dollar haircut in 2004 would of course laugh at Palin’s recent comment that the watchdog group CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) is sexist for filing a complaint with the FEC. What is the FEC? The Federal Election Commission.
Steve Breen / The San Diego Union-Tribune
What was the complaint? That the Republicans spent $150,000 campaign dollars on clothing for Governor Palin and her family, violating campaign finance law. Why is she thinking the accusation is sexist? Because a male candidate would not have to face the same scrutiny over wardrobe and hairstyles that a woman has to. Ahem! Edwards. She goes on to say:
“Oh, if only people knew how frugal we are. It’s kind of painful to be criticised for something when all the facts are not out there and are not reported.”
It’s true that the media tends to harp on the negative and not the positive, like let’s say… a politician being frugal. Well, in an attempt to be unbiased, here’s a photo DailyKos picked up:
Obama says he already resoled his shoes once since the start of the campaign, and they already have holes again. You’re welcome, Sarah Palin. And remember, if the media is biased against you, and the media reports on what’s happening in the world, then maybe what’s happening in the world is biased against you.
Jason Stürmer is a contributor for (RR).