“Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus”

Wow.  Just soaking it all in now.  What a great day.  And an especially nice fillip of frosting on the cake that Indiana went blue!

I’ve seen saying/thinking that some crazy stuff is going to be coming to light about the McCain campaign and Palin in particular.  Here are some choice bits from Newsweek:

NEWSWEEK has also learned that Palin’s shopping spree at high-end department stores was more extensive than previously reported. While publicly supporting Palin, McCain’s top advisers privately fumed at what they regarded as her outrageous profligacy. One senior aide said that Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her family—clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. According to two knowledgeable sources, a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill. Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards. The McCain campaign found out last week when the aides sought reimbursement. One aide estimated that she spent “tens of thousands” more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband. Some articles of clothing have apparently been lost. An angry aide characterized the shopping spree as “Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast,” and said the truth will eventually come out when the Republican Party audits its books.

Sounds like “class warfare” in the Republican camp.

14 thoughts on ““Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus””

  1. Sounds like your canvassing did help! Happy day..
    McCain seemed truly relieved to be done with it all, too. Love that when he called Obama to offer congratulations, he vowed to work hard with him to help address problems we’re facing.

  2. hey Ivan–

    thanks for canvassing in indiana! so great that it went blue this year. some part of me wishes that we could have been in grant park on tuesday, but it was also great just to soak everything in on t.v.

    hi to sarah and the girls!

  3. Sarah Palin pretends to be Josephine Six
    Pack but in reality if she can take, her hand is
    out there taking as much as she can. I think she
    is a phony. Wasilla HillBillies. The Clampetts
    in the White House. Disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Sarah Palin, Pleazzzzzzzzze go home, get educated,
    read a book, take care of your dysfunctional family.
    You are not very capable and the only thing you
    do is give hate speeches with s shrill and divide
    the country. Keep trying to get freebies, you are a Diva
    but you pretend not to be. A true phony!!

  5. Sarah Palin truely scares me!! Her family is a
    bunch of uneducated grifters with Ms. Palin holding
    her hands out for freebies. Ms. Palin needs to get
    educated and learn how to speak. She really is a

  6. The thing that scares me about Sarah Palin is the
    fact that she doesn’t even seem to realize how out
    of her league she is. People are interested in her
    because they can believe this moron is still out there
    trying to be a politician. She needs to go back to
    HillBilly Wasilla where most of the people don’t
    even have a HS education. The Head of the PTA
    maybe but thats it. And who is taking care of her
    family?? Noone obviously, what a dysfunational uneducated mess!!!! Go Home Now!

  7. Sarah Palin is a joke!!! I cannot believe that John
    MCain picked this women. She was a drag on the
    ticket and embarrassing. She is really a uneducated
    grifter looking for freebies for her family!

  8. The Village Voice is running a article on how Sarah Palin got her house built for free in Wasilla. Has
    anyone heard about this? This women is a taker
    and nothing more. Shes in politics for the free

  9. Tell me, has Sarah Palin returned all those clothes.
    The truth will come out. Sarah, you’re in politics for
    the free stuff. Your greedy little hand is out all the
    time but of course you just call yourself a refomer.

    Go home and take care of your dysfunctional family,
    a daughter who is 17 unmarried and pregnant, a
    son who was forced toe nlist because he was looking
    at jail time. You don’t want people talking about your family, because they are nothing to be proud of. Do everyone a favor and get lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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