About Those Clothes Palin “Borrowed”…

6 comments January 23rd, 2009at 10:46pm Posted by Eli

Remember how the RNC was supposedly going to donate Sarah Palin’s $180,000 worth of campaign clothes to charity?  Eh, not so much…

Despite the Republican National Committee’s promise to donate Sarah Palin’s $180,000 campaign wardrobe to charity, word has it the Alaska governor’s clothes remain stuffed in trash bags at RNC headquarters, NewMajority has learned.


A source close to the issue told NewMajority that the clothes are “in the process” of being donated, and an RNC spokesman corroborated, saying the clothes have indeed been returned from Palin, “inventoried and will be appropriately dispersed to various charities.” Attempts for an explanation of when and where the clothes will be donated went unanswered, and the governor’s Alaska office does not comment on campaign issues.

The fact that the clothes have not been donated or publicly accounted for, however, has angered some big donors – who want to know exactly how their money was spent, and who are already enraged by the extravagant wardrobe figure. They say it’s time for the RNC to air its dirty laundry, if you will.

“Has the party not learned their lesson?” a source who raises significant funds for the party said in response to the news of the undonated clothing. “First they make a colossal mistake of judgment by even agreeing to squander the party’s resources on these clothes and then compound the error by failing to properly dispose of them. If they think donors are going to sit by and simply accept this they are mistaken.”

Apparently the GOP would rather let the clothes rot in trash bags than let any of those dreadful lazy poor people have them.

Entry Filed under: Palin,Republicans


  • 1. Spear and Magic  |  January 24th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    I think that the idea was probably to let the clothes sit until they were no longer in fashion. If you give the poor this year’s styles, what incentive do they have to go out and get jobs?

    I could be way off base on this, but despite her many faults the clothes thing really doesn’t strike me as a Palin choice. The whole affair reeks of Cindy McCain’s shitty little bourgeoisie values: I can just see that Stepford bitch clucking her tongue over Palin’s wardrobe and insisting that some people take her out and dress her in some real clothes.

  • 2. Eli  |  January 24th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    You might be right about that, although it could probably just as easily be some McCain staffer as Cindy. Either way.

  • 3. Charles  |  January 24th, 2009 at 12:47 am

    It’s simpler than that, S&M. For Republicans, they are a charity; indeed, the only legitimate charity.

    Eli, here’s one you’ll like (via Calculated Risk)

  • 4. Interrobang  |  January 24th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Someone really believed them when they said they were going to donate the clothes to charity of all things? They lie about everything else, why not that?

  • 5. Ruth  |  January 25th, 2009 at 10:57 am

    From what I have seen of the clothes she was wearing, charities might well have turned them down.

  • 6. Charles  |  January 25th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I dunno, Ruth. Some of their clientele are hookers.

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