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Sarah Palin shopping sprees

Original post made by The Real Sharon on Oct 22, 2008

I see the editors are back at it--they completely deleted a thread I started about latest Palin news--that she has spent over $150,000 on clothing since the convention:

Web Link

Any reason for the deletion of the thread?
I think that is very newsworthy.

I also wondered what the Joe Six Packs she always talks about think about spending so much money in Saks and Nieman Marcus.

Comments (14)

Posted by Observer, a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Oct 22, 2008 at 10:22 am

Looks like they hired a new censor for this forum, one that doesn't like political discourse.


Posted by Francesca, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 22, 2008 at 10:22 am

Baghdad Bob aka real sharon is back

don't you get the message, your posts are trivial and inappropriate for Palo Alto

What is it you do not understand about what we are telling you?

get lost!


Posted by The Real Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 22, 2008 at 10:37 am

Francesca --call me Bagdad Bob if that makes you happy. Who determines what posts "are trivial and inappropriate for Palo Alto"? Who are the "we" in "we are telling you"?
And even if they are "trivial and inappropriate" don;t I have the right to post them. Seems to me that on another thread you were complaining about the democrats planning to muzzle republicans/right wingers--aren't you trying to do the same thing,.
This is big time news--it goes to the heard of what Palin stands for and her hypocrisy and lack of ethics. Don;t forget also the other Plain event--her charging the state for her children's travel and then later trying to claim that they were there on official business:

Web Link

this just continues a pattern she has displayed of lies, deceit and disregard for the people she claims to represent--sorry you find this so hardto swallow--but it is the truth.


Posted by Mary, a resident of Gunn High School
on Oct 22, 2008 at 11:28 am

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]


Posted by The Real Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 22, 2008 at 11:32 am

Mary--we are not talking about Hillary Clinton here (and therefore your insults of her are completely uncalled for).
i do enjoy the fact that you claim that Palin has moral principles, considering all the evidence to the contrary--but you are entitled to your opinion.


Posted by fashion queen, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 22, 2008 at 11:34 am

I think Palo Altans are just annoyed that she dropped all that cash in places like Minneapolis instead of stopping by the Stanford mall where we have a Bloomies AND a Neiman's! Upscale duds for the first dude too!

What's not to like? I would vote for the Repulicans every time if I thought they would be spending our tax dollars on cool fashions instead of on nasty wars.


Posted by but seriously, a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 22, 2008 at 11:36 am

It is always risky for those who tout themselves as excellent examples of perfect virtue to live in the public spotlight, since so often they are not what they claim to be. She will face a lot of questions when (not if -- when) she is thrown back to Alaska in November.


Posted by tj, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 22, 2008 at 12:07 pm



I think it's safe to say contingent of people pleasantly surprised by Sarah Palin's abilities has grown by at least two since her appearance on "Saturday Night Live" this week.

First Lorne Michaels:Web Link

Q: What do you think Palin gained from her appearance?
I think Palin will continue to be underestimated for a while. I watched the way she connected with people, and she's powerful. Her politics aren't my politics. But you can see that she's a very powerful, very disciplined, incredibly gracious woman. This was her first time out and she's had a huge impact. People connect to her.

Q: She's a ratings magnet, too — do you think she can land a development deal if this VP thing doesn't work out?
She could pretty much do better than development. I think she could have her own show, yeah.

He even goes on to sympathize with her rapid and rough introduction to the nation, and applaud her convention speech:

She was fresh casting. The fact that no one knew anything about her, the fact that the audience got to go with her from Wasilla to Minneapolis. Literally six weeks ago she was in another world. I think there's a lot of sympathy for anybody who can step forward and handle that level of pressure. That thing on a human level was fascinating to watch. She was characterized so quickly by the media. She got a really tough welcome. So when she introduced herself that way at the convention, people went, oh, I see. She gave a great performance.

Second, Tina Fey's comment, Web Link

"I'll tell you, that lady is five times better-looking than I am," she admits. "She's 44? She's got none of that droopy [expletive]. She's keeping it tight!"

All right, so that comment isn't as dignified as the one from Michaels, but it does come from Palin's tormenter-in-chief, and a woman who would have much to gain in her political circles for slamming Sarah publicly.

Such compliments from those who would gladly ridicule her, on or off the set, illustrate her power as a performer and a political figure moving forward.


Posted by The Real Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 22, 2008 at 12:16 pm

You see, TJ, democrats can be complementary to people who's political views they do not agree with, as opposed to Mary, for example, above.
Unfortunately this thread deals with Palin's clothing expenditures and her ethic issues


Posted by Mary, a resident of Gunn High School
on Oct 22, 2008 at 12:37 pm

McCain Camp: Sarah Palin $150k clothes will be auctioned off

"It was always the intent that the clothing go to a charitable purpose after the campaign," said Tracey Schmitt of John McCain's campaign, according to the LA Times.

"With all of the important issues facing the country right now, it's remarkable that we're spending time talking about pantsuits and blouses," Schmitt added.Web Link


I bet that auction will raise 1/2 to 1 + million for charity, Special Needs Children would be a worthy cause, brilliant the free market wins again, doing well while doing good!


Posted by The Real Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 22, 2008 at 12:43 pm

Yes, Mary, I am sure that the RNC came up with that idea. oh, about 30 minutes ago to try to counter the negative publicity from Palin's shopping sprees.
Yep, I bet all those Joe Six PAcks out there take their wives to Saks and Nieman Marcus to buy thousands of dollars worth of clothes.

Schmitt's comments are chuckle worthy--given how McCain/Palin have been focusing on non-issues for weeks--but he misses the point, naturally.


Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 22, 2008 at 1:00 pm


$140,000 Spent on DNCC Podium and the Barackopolis

With all the hullabaloo surrounding the RNC's expenditures on Sarah Palin's clothes, I thought it would be interesting to find out how much money was spent on Obama's Greek-columned stage at Invesco Field.
You remember the BarackopolisWeb Link "styrofoam Greek columns"--don't you?


Posted by For the Palin's, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 22, 2008 at 1:05 pm

-Neiman Marcus (the R.N.C. misspelled it in their campaign finance report as "Neimon Marcus") on Sept. 10: $75,062.63.

-Saks Fifth Avenue in New York on Sept. 10: $41,850.72.

-Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis on Sept. 10: $7,575.02.

-Bloomingdale's in New York on Sept. 10: $5,102.71.

-Barney's New York on Sept. 10: $789.72.

-Macy's in Minneapolis on Sept. 10: separate charges of $4,396.94 and $512.92.

-Macy's in Minneapolis on Sept. 22: $4,537.85

-Lord & Taylor in New York on Sept. 25: $349.50.

-Atelier New York, a men's clothing boutique, on Sept. 10: $4,902.08.

- Pacifier, a high-end baby store in Minneapolis, on Sept. 10 and Sept. 25: two separate charges of $98.

-Steinlauf & Stoller, a sewing supply store, in New York on Sept. 25 (it was rendered in the report as Steiniauf & Stroller): $98.50

-Gap in Minneapolis on Sept. 25: $133.

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Posted by The Real Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 22, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Sorry Sharon--link does not exist--try again--of course it is a NY Post report!!!!
That Sarah Palin sure knows how to spend money--how much was used for lipstick???


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