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    Palin's "Donated" Clothes Stashed in Trash Bags at RNC
    Friday, January 23, 2009 5:35 AM

    Despite the Republican National Committee's promise to donate Sarah Palin's $180,000 campaign wardrobe to charity, word has it the Alaska governor's clothes remain stuffed in trash bags at RNC headquarters, NewMajority has learned.

    While Palin followed through on her promise to return her controversial wardrobe after the election, it seems the RNC has not followed through on its promise to give most of the clothes away.

    During the 2008 campaign, GOP vice presidential candidate Palin was pummeled with accusations that she had overspent on clothes for herself, and even for her family -- down to baby Trig. Palin asserted at the time that the clothes belonged to the RNC. They were not her property and would be returned at the end of the campaign. A campaign spokeswoman backed up those claims, saying, "It was always the intent that the clothing go to a charitable purpose after the campaign." It was also understood that those that had not been worn would be returned to the appropriate retailer; those that had been worn would be used for some other purpose, perhaps auctioned off for charity or to retire campaign debt.

    The expense was shared between the RNC and the McCain-Palin campaign through a joint account, but ultimately are the RNC's problem to deal with. The final price tag for the expensive duds from the likes of Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as a number of other retailers, totaled $180,000, according to Federal Election Commission records.

    But for reasons that remain mysterious, the clothes remain stashed at the RNC's Washington, D.C., headquarters. A source close to the issue told NewMajority that the clothes are "in the process" of being donated, and an RNC spokesman corroborated, saying the clothes have indeed been returned from Palin, "inventoried and will be appropriately dispersed to various charities." Attempts for an explanation of when and where the clothes will be donated went unanswered, and the governor's Alaska office does not comment on campaign issues.

    The fact that the clothes have not been donated or publicly accounted for, however, has angered some big donors - who want to know exactly how their money was spent, and who are already enraged by the extravagant wardrobe figure. They say it's time for the RNC to air its dirty laundry, if you will.

    "Has the party not learned their lesson?" a source who raises significant funds for the party said in response to the news of the undonated clothing. "First they make a colossal mistake of judgment by even agreeing to squander the party's resources on these clothes and then compound the error by failing to properly dispose of them. If they think donors are going to sit by and simply accept this they are mistaken."

    Supporters of the Alaska governor should worry that the RNC's stalling lends credence to negative speculation. Did the RNC and campaign spend more than the quoted $180,000 figure? How much was spent on other members of Palin's family? Perhaps the RNC hopes that stashing the clothes will make the story go away. That is unrealistic; if the governor returns to the national stage, so will any unanswered questions.
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    Better they end up in trashbags than on the Wasilla hillbilly.

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    IF they put them on ebay every wingnut with a hardon will bid those through the moon.
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    Who'd want them, they have Caribou stank on them..
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    Has it ever been their priority to help anyone in need? Why would that change?...donating them would make to much sense and are they even organized enough to assign someone to deal with them? Much better to leave them in garbage bags than get them out to those in need...or selling them to help women starting in the job market. Bastards!

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    Well, what charity would they donate to? They think everyone in need is a lazy piece of shit taking advantage of the system. They wouldn't donate to animal charity because they enjoy killing them so much. Seriously! Can you think of a charity that the Republican electorate would approve of? I guess anti-abortion groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoAmI View Post
    Well, what charity would they donate to? They think everyone in need is a lazy piece of shit taking advantage of the system. They wouldn't donate to animal charity because they enjoy killing them so much. Seriously! Can you think of a charity that the Republican electorate would approve of? I guess anti-abortion groups.
    Is the NRA a tax-exempt charity? What about that camp for sick kids that Don Imus started in Arizona so he could build a $7 mill home there?

    I'm struggling here.

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    It should be something related to the clothes or to the Palin-Thing. Abstinence? Down's babies? Adoption? Assistance for the ethically and morally challenged?

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    The Republican party is in shambles.....they can do almost nothing right. This is not surprising.

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    It's a fitting metaphor for their campaign, if you think about it.

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    The Duggar women could certainly use some clothes....although these are probably not conservative enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnieD View Post
    The Republican party is in shambles.....they can do almost nothing right


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