Sarah Palin's $150,000 makeover: McCain campaign says just kidding, it's all going to charity
...With all of the important issues facing the country right now, it's remarkable that we're spending time talking about pantsuits and blouses. It was always the intent that the clothing go to a charitable purpose after the campaign," said McCain-Palin spokesperson Tracey Schmitt.
Is it so remarkable? Would donors and voters expect a "maverick" to turn $150,000 of campaign cash into couture? And c'mon. Was there really a decision from the outset to donate the clothes? What sort of charity recipient would have occasion to wear outfits like the one she wore for the vice presidential debate, for instance?And, what exactly had she planned to wear if she wins the vice presidency? If she gives all that nice stuff away, that is.Now, where did I misplace that "smell test" kit....
Dallas Morning News