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post #71 of 89 (permalink) Old 12-29-2008, 11:45 PM
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I'm pasting stuff from fark so no one else has to go over there... no sense in everyone's lives being ruined...

Taking one for the team...it's np... not the first time really,..
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I saw a piece on the NBC morning show this week where an expert shopper showed how women could match Michelle Obama's thousand dollar campaign dresses for 20 bucks or so at the local Dress Barn or some such. Not one of the hard bitten, steely NBC "reporters" batted an eye at the prices or asked who paid for them.

This was followed by a teaser that questioned whether Palin had reneged on her promise to donate the clothing after her the campaign, showing her coming on stage during the Saxby Chambliss effort in a light colored jacket which they showed her wearing during the presidential campaign.

IF you stuck around for the piece after the commercial break, you learned that the jacket she wore then and was wearing still turned out to be one of her own pieces of clothing from before she was part of the team.

In essence, on the same broadcast, Obama is given a pass for wearing four figure pieces of clothing while Palin is crucified in advance for wearing her own clothes, which is only revealed in the last sentence of the "report".

But, after all, she's an idiot while the First Lady (elect) deserves the reverence after the sacrifices she's made.
The Obamas have a personal worth somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred million dollars from his successful book sales. I sincerely, sincerely doubt Ms. Obama's clothes were paid for by the campaign so she has every right to buy her clothes whereever she wishes with her own money. The issue with Palin is that she trots herself out as some kindred of the oppressed white middle class, just a small town girl donchaknow youbetcha wink wink wink, who hates bridges to nowhere and all that fraud and waste and you know, stuff going on in Washington wink wink, while in truth she is just another greedy Republican opportunist who will spend every dime for her own benefit that she can fuck out of the system.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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Did it say how much Michelle Obama had spend in the 18 months on the campaign. I know that in many of the shots she is wearing the same outfit [excepting the blackwidow ensemble]?

And as for those "same outfits for 20 bucks at Dress Barn", see what they look like after 10 wears. I used to buy inexpensive dress shirts and suits and found that they became misshapen and unusable after six months of rotation. Now I spend more and I have some that are very usable [and still in style] a decade later.
Yes, but those moths flying around you are so annoying.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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Michelle Obama bought a nice dress that cost a lot and that perhaps she paid for herself (we are never told) and the viewing audience was shown how to get the same look for less.

Then, immediately afterward...

Sarah Palin is shown currently wearing an outfit that she campaigned in after the election was over. The viewers are LED TO BELIEVE by the breathless announcer's tease that she failed to return the RNC financed clothing. After the commercials, we learn the outfit was something from her own closet and there was really no story after all.

While I did choose her over the person that just over half of America voted for, I am NOT a Sarah Palin fan. I don't wish to see her as President, VP or any other thing but the real choices were limited.

All I am saying is that there is a difference in the way the media presents things, left vs. right. This was a head to head example. Apples to apples.

Again, it is disingenuous to argue otherwise.


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Will Olbermann point out the number of "you knows" in any of the 50-something's Caroline Kennedy interviews.

YouTube - The More You Know: Caroline Kennedy


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so, where are the racey lacey pics?



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I think I was most surprised by the hairstyle they chose for her.

To my untrained eye the other one was much more attractive, but perhaps the pulled back one was more to the liking of the prudish sector of the GOP?

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Is it just me or others here too feel that the Palin clan is nothing more than just white trash?
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Is it just me or others here too feel that the Palin clan is nothing more than just white trash?
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The father is Levi Johnston, a former hockey player at Alaska's Wasilla High School.

Levi Johnston, who dropped out of high school to take a job on the North Slope oil fields as an apprentice electrician, said he was a little shocked to learn that Bristol was pregnant but quickly warmed to the idea of being a father.

Johnston's mother was arrested on felony drug charges this month…

Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, have five children ranging in age from Trig, 7 months, to Track, 19. In between are Willow, 14; Piper, 7; and Bristol.
No, it’s not just you – the Palin's White Trash credentials are well established.
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I would still tap her, she's fine
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All I am saying is that there is a difference in the way the media presents things, left vs. right. This was a head to head example. Apples to apples.

Again, it is disingenuous to argue otherwise.

Actually, Apples to Apples would be to have had a Michelle Obama/Cindy McCain discussion and discuss the vagaries of their various style decisions and whether they bought their own cloths or if someone purchased those cloths for them.

The Palin issue came up when she ran up a $150K [actually closer to $180K] tab for cloths for her family that the campaign and various donors paid for. Several of the donors were apparently shocked when they got the bill and several staffers were apparently maxed out on their cards thanks to the spending. THAT was the issue and since the CAMPAIGN bought the cloths, they were "wardrobe" and had to be turned in which caused much conflict as apparently no-one was able to quickly and accurately inventory the RNC's wardrobe.

So while the wardrobe is without question the silliest issue of the entire election season [other than the judgment issues involved and of course the need for Victoria Secret items] there is not an Apples to Apples with Michelle Obama. The circumstances are not in the same ballpark.

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