A watchdog group filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission Wednesday alleging that the Republican Party broke federal campaign laws by buying Sarah Palin and her family about $150,000 in clothes for campaign appearances.
The complaint names as defendants Palin, the RNC, Larson and other operatives associated with the RNC.
The Federal Election Campaign Act specifically prohibits expenditures for such purposes…
“As we enter the home stretch, Senator Obama is winning voter groups that no Democrat has carried in more than four decades,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Polling Institute at Quinnipiac University. “If these numbers hold up, he could win the biggest Democratic landslide since Lyndon Johnson in 1964.”
The problem with landslides, of course, is that they bury you, and both progressive and liberal voices are going to be muffled under the weight of the moderate-to-conservative constituencies flocking to Obama.
— Jane Hamsher found a really sexist cartoon she liked. Too bad Bullwinkle wasn’t holding a sign that said, “That fucking Republican shot my cousin Leon.” Palin’s political affiliation is more important than her gender, and the cartoon would’ve made the leap from, “Palin is evil” to “Republicans are evil.” Which they are.
— Barack Obama went on record a while back and called the “surge” in Iraq a success. As Chris Floyd (citing work by Michael Schwartz) notes, if this is success, then it’s a pyrrhic victory.