Long time visitors to the site or the blog have probably detected that I’m a bit of a news junkie. The features on the home page often incorporate some kind of angle from current events, and many of the blog posts have borrowed a title or a punchline from news on the Interweb. So it’s tough to ignore a story that is getting a little attention today. Originally sourced by the Politico website…
The Republican National Committee has spent more than $150,000 to
clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her
family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August.
It will be interesting to see if this story sticks considering (1) the state of the economy, and (2) how much grief John Edwards received for a $400 haircut. As the Huffington Post notes, "if Edwards had gotten one of his legendary haircuts every singe week,
it would still take him 7.2 years to spend what Palin has spent."
Meanwhile, On The Fly wants to categorically deny rumors that one of the male candidates has spent $150,000 with us in the last 2 months. While we do have a couple of customers that are Presidents of their countries – seriously, we do – neither McCain, Obama, nor Biden has spent exactly $150,000.00 with us since August 1st, 2008. These rumors are scurrilous character assaults by a vast right/left-wing conspiracy.
With that behind us, we’re now working on the business plan for our women’s store…