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You told me you were going to write this 14 months ago... Glad you finally did.

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jan 31st, 2010 at 04:48:52 AM EST
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Yes!  Thanks, mig -- I almost mentioned that in the diary.  I'd jotted down a few of these same thoughts in reaction to the discomfort I was feeling over some of the stuff I was reading about Sarah Palin's shopping.  

I never did write that article.  For one, I was uncomfortable 'defending' her in any way, even in the abstract when it wasn't really about her, but mostly I didn't have the time then.  But some of that discussion, not here on ET at all, but elsewhere including mainstream media, I found to be very disturbing.

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes

by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jan 31st, 2010 at 12:14:16 PM EST
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The Guardian [UK]: Sarah Palin says clothing budget row is sexist (24 October 2008)
As watchdog files complaint, US vice-presidential candidate says men in her position would not face same scrutiny

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In a complaint filed to the US federal election commission, the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (Crew) argued that Republicans violated campaign finance rules when they spent $150,000 (£96,000) on clothes for Palin and her family.

The purchases came from a joint account, controlled by both national Republicans and John McCain's campaign. At issue is whether the "personal use" ban on buying clothes with campaign money - a reform promoted by McCain himself - applies to such joint accounts.



En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jan 31st, 2010 at 12:29:40 PM EST
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