GOP types are airing all the dirty laundry now. This chick was a heartbeat away from being president and she didn’t know what countries were in NAFTA?
— “NEWSWEEK has also learned that Palin’s shopping spree at high-end department stores was more extensive than previously reported. While publicly supporting Palin, McCain’s top advisers privately fumed at what they regarded as her outrageous profligacy. One senior aide said that Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her family — clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. According to two knowledgeable sources, a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill. Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards. The McCain campaign found out last week when the aides sought reimbursement. One aide estimated that she spent ‘tens of thousands’ more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband. Some articles of clothing have apparently been lost. An angry aide … said the truth will eventually come out when the Republican Party audits its books.”
— “McCain himself rarely spoke to Palin during the campaign, and aides kept him in the dark about the details of her spending on clothes because they were sure he would be offended. Palin asked to speak along with McCain at his Arizona concession speech Tuesday night, but campaign strategist Steve Schmidt vetoed the request.”
This is a big deal. Gonna be interesting to see how this is reflected in the polls, Colin is a highly respected Republican so for him to cross party lines and endorse Obama is bigggggg. I really really hope the GOP doesn’t try to spin this as a “race” thing.
McCain did his best. He definitely was the “fighter” his people have been asking for at rallies. Only problem is I was watching the CNN response meter and women really didnt like when he would interject and say snide things. He probably rallied his core base, but I don’t think it was enough to score him any serious points with independents which he needs BAD.
He should have done a lot more of the “I’m not Bush” and this is why stuff and stopped talking about stuff none of the independents care about.
Yes you read that right. The video below pretty much sums it up, but in case you have been under a rock, the McCain campaign has been running ads that take an Obama statement out of context and insinuate that Barack used the expression “Lipstick On A Pig” while reffering to Sarah Palin. This is entirely in accurate and you can get the full context in the video below the jump. But in a bizzaro world never ever though this would happen turn of events Bill O’Reilly has come out to denounce this type of smear tactic and let his largely conservative audience know Obama would never say such things.
Whoa i’m thinking after that O’Reilly/Obama interview old Billy boy figured out how smart and good hearted Mr. Obama is and took a stand for a quality guy. Hell might have just frozen over.
Either way i’m about to leave to DJ the Kandi Kruise christ this is gonna be a long weekend. I’m just hoping its quiet in my room so I can read, make beats and not have to deal with a lot of dudes in rhinestones.