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Some Say Media in the Tank for Obama, but They May Just Be in the Closet for Palin

In media, off-beat, politics, television on November 28, 2008 by Editor Z

Apparently when one meets the quirky Former Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska), they suddenly have the almost uncontrollable urge to buy her clothes. First it was the Republican National Committee and now it is CNBC. I know ethics laws were probably upheld but the question remains as trivial as it might be, since when is it the job of people to furnish a public servant with clothes? Since when do candidates and politicians become the human equivalent of a high maintenance Salvation Army?

Washington Post:

Ethics disclosure forms recently obtained under the Freedom of Information Act contained this oddity: $300 in clothes and footwear from … CNBC.

Turns out that the network’s Maria Bartiromo sat down with the Alaska governor in August, just days before she became John McCain’s running mate. The interview about oil, energy and drilling was conducted in Palin’s Anchorage office, where she wore her own suit and high heels, according to CNBC sources. The producers asked to continue the interview in the oil fields; since Palin didn’t have outdoor gear at the office, a CNBC assistant raced out to buy a jacket and hiking shoes for the location shoot.
The network didn’t give it another thought, but Palin dutifully reported it as a gift on her disclosure form.


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