It is just incredible that Sarah Palin feigns wonder at why her $150,000 plus wardrobe became such a hot-button item late in the Presidential campaign:
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she was puzzled by the amount of attention her wardrobe got at the end of her unsuccessful vice presidential run.Seems we've heard this line of argument before. The last time the issue of profligate spending connected to someone or something from Alaska surfaced, it had to do with some outrageous "bridge to nowhere." And just like then, Sarah Palin, Maverick reformer that she is, said "NO" to that bridge to nowhere. Except that she didn't. And even after public outcry over that infamous earmark forced her to back off the project and claim she never really wanted it in the first place and that it wasn't her doing, she still kept the money.
In an interview that aired on Fox News Channel on Monday, Palin said she neither wanted nor asked for the $150,000-plus wardrobe the Republican Party bankrolled.
"I did not order the clothes. Did not ask for the clothes," Palin said. "I would have been happy to have worn my own clothes from Day One. But that is kind of an odd issue, an odd campaign issue as things were wrapping up there as to who ordered what and who demanded what."
Just like that wardrobe. She says she didn't order the clothes and she didn't ask for the clothes. Maybe that's true. But she sure as heck didn't say "NO" to them! She sure as heck didn't worry about the expense of them! And she sure didn't voice any concerns about it until it was brought out into the light of day -- until that particular "earmark" came out of the shadows. She goes around saying that the most she ever asked for now and then was a Diet Dr. Pepper. But she gobbled up every perq, benefit, and piece of campaign pork that was thrown at her without so much as a blink. Of course, we all know that Sarah Palin is not one to blink at things and likes to "plow through" open doors -- even if it comes across as a gross excess of feeding at the trough of others. If this woman is the future of the GOP, God help the GOP.