Associated Press today reported that:
The Republican National Committee spent about US$150,000 on clothing, hair styling, makeup and other “campaign accessories” in September for the McCain campaign after Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin joined the ticket as his running mate.
Wow, the Ms. Joe Six-pack wannabe sure knows how to spend. US Department of Labor statistics show that the average American household spends US$1,874 a year on apparel and services. At this rate the real Joe Six-pack’s family would take 80 years to spend what Ms. Palin has spent in just a couple of months.
A spokeswoman for the Republican vice-presidential candidate says the campaign will donate to charity some $150,000 in clothing and accessories the Republican National Committee has purchased for the Alaska governor.
And, of course, these are just the sort of “clothing and accessories” the average family who depends on charity will find useful and practical.
Yep, just ordinary folks who have come to Washington to end greed and corruption. God help America.