Monday, October 27, 2008

McCain campaign's highest paid staffer - a makeup artist

So what are the candidates spending our money on? Painting lipstick on a pig.

Electoral Vote:
In the first two weeks of October, Obama and the DNC spent $105 million compared to $25 million for McCain and the RNC. In some key television markets, there are seven Obama ads for every McCain ad. Ten days ago each side had about $100 million in the bank, but in the first two weeks of October, the Democrats have raised $37 million to the Republicans $15 million.

Not all the money is going to TV ads. Salaries of people on the ground are also a major expense. McCain was in the news yesterday on this score. His highest paid staffer is makeup artist Amy Strozzi who got $22,800 for 2 weeks' work and hair stylist Angela Lew didn't do badly at $10,000 for 2 weeks work, either.

$150,000 was spent on Sarah Palin's clothes and fashion.

What is truly pathetic, revealing and ironic is to remember how Fox News repeatedly berated John Edwards for receiving two $400 haircuts and now they are DEFENDING the RNC for spending $150,000 on Sarah Palin's wardrobe !!!

Fox News on Edwards:
"...the Democratic Party, it's out of touch with reality, it talks about the common man, but everytime you look, there's John Edwards getting a $400 haircut.

-- Fox News: Your World with Neil Cavuto
Fox News on Palin:
"Television is a cosmetic business, always has been always will be to a certain extent and so is politics... if you're in the public eye, you've got to look good."

-- Fox News: Day Side

1 comment:

liberallee_speaking said...

Good work rounding up Fox News' hypocrisy, William. I'm tired of hearing McCain complain about Obama's advertising expenditures...when you have expenses on the books of the makeover type (up to $200K now),
"ya kinda"...
(insert Palin's dripping, ever-present, self-satisfied sarcasm there)
to complain on being short on cash for the airwaves!

Gotta tell ya,though, I am still fearing another stolen election. ...Anyone else?

(W:for comments using "Name/URL", is the URL field no longer optional? Error codes abound...unless one enters SOMEthing... Lee)