Barack Obama and Bill Ayers, and ACORN, and Tony Rezko, and the Daley machine, and Fannie/Freddie money, and oh, there was probably something in there about his broken pledge to take public money, or his Veep's promise of a "generated international crisis" in Obambi's honor.....
And nobody even managed to get around to Barack Obama and Islamist machete-man Raila Odinga or Obama and Rashid Khalidi [a story so deeply buried that the PUMA's at the Hillary Clinton Forum had to link to Hugh Hewitt to find it].
SO I FLIP OVER TO CNN, AND WHAT'S THE BIG STORY BEING ANALYZED BY DAVID RODHAM GERGEN?
SARAH PALIN'S AIRFARE and WARDROBE BILL
"With all of the important issues facing the country right now, it's remarkable that we're spending time talking about pantsuits and blouses," said McCain spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt, who has been traveling with Palin. "It was always the intent that the clothing go to a charitable purpose after the campaign."No kidding.
The Associated Press report also references the controversy about John Edwards' $400 haircut, without mentioning that the story there was about unmanly vanity rather than straight dollars and cents. As a multimillionaire, presumably Edwards came with a closet full of high-priced suits and shoes in addition to his champagne-taste grooming habits. Sarah, on the other hand, came to the stage with (I suspect) off-the-rack duds from J.C. Penney's or the like, so she needed a quick style update -- and a very successful one, I must say, which could not have been achieved if she didn't have a confident sense of her own personal style. If there are objections to, or even a modicum of interest in, this expenditure, it should originate with the RNC donors, and remain their problem. And if they never found out about it, the sun would happily rise again on a world uncorrupted by Sarah's cute little jackets.
As to her travel budget, the First Family of Alaska understandably tries to move together on government business and the campaign trail when they can, and airfare for the Governor's minor children is a matter of no public interest outside of Alaska. How grateful we all must be that his Gergen-ness pronounced the "scandal" to be a tempest in a teapot. Phew.
If only the MSM were as interested in the Marxist, terrorist, Hamas-loving, vote-stealing, mortgage-puffing, school-screwing, radical-chic fellow-travellers of Barack Obama, as they are in the raven-haired, bright-eyed half-pint Palin daughters fellow-travelling with their mom and dad.
How can a candidate who has hauled in $600 million in donations (a third of which may be illegal?) give a rat's rump about a $20,000 travel bill -- even having the nerve to see something ironic in after Palin got rid of the governor's private jet. Are we supposed to believe that these limousine liberals don't know how small a dent $20k would make in a private jet's annual fuel bill? What does "Air Force O" cost per junket? How about hangin' with the Hollywood Gulfstream set?