WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Federal Election Commission dismissed a complaint on Tuesday against the Republican Party for funding a $150,000 designer wardrobe for then-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the group that filed complaint, argued that political candidates aren't allowed to spend campaign donations on personal items like clothing. But the FEC dismissed the case on Tuesday, saying that the purchases were "coordinated party expenditures" because the Republican National Committee spent its own money alone on her wardrobe, and did not use donations made to the McCain-Palin campaign.
In the original complaint, CREW targeted over $150,000 spent at high-end stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus to outfit Palin and her family after she was picked as McCain's vice presidential nominee.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington? This is what they decided to pursue? i submit they would better off spending their time ensuring responsibility and ethics in Washington. That alone would take them 2 or 3 lifetimes! Losers!
Teleprompter of the U.S. –
You must be a bigger idiot then Palin. You republicans that support Palin are even bigger idiots. Put her up right now you party includes about 10 people that appoximaely 150 million votes for Obama and 10 for Palin.
Attacking someone's spouse shows how low, class, red neck, racist, stupid, republican you are.
Sarah palin was crucify for this crazy --.Yet Michelle Obama wears 500 dollars for shoes and no one says anything.I know she has a big feet and all.
What is this groups position on Obama taking Air Force One and fighter escort to Las Vegas for the sole purpose of hosting a political fundraiser for Senator Harry Reid?
TCM....move to Mexico for 4 years if you're that unhappy
Who in the hell CARES! Drop Palin from the news and the Republican party has a chance at rebranding.
Hey look everybody, another Palin story on CNN's ticker! I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit! If anyone followed Sarah Palin around half as much as CNN they would be arrested for stalking! Let this irrelevant know nothing, lunatic fringe bible thumper wack-job go already! ENOUGH!
All you hateful Democrats STOP acting like disgusting idiots that you are. The Democratic Party is going to look alot different after the 2010 election, less of them. Republicans are on the march and it is just a matter of time when they will be in power again, the way it should be. I would be ashamed to call myself a Democrat. I am more a Republican today than I ever was.
Claudia in Houson May 19th, 2009 4:28 pm ET
If all the pending law suits against Palin are dismissed then we'll know tampering with justice took place, just like now. She was already proven guilty for tampering in the the troopergate case, this woman is tainted and so is the GOP that support her
Prove it or stop the slander!
DaBird: are you drunk or were listening to Limbaugh and Hannity recently?
Mississippi Mike....for the record, most women I know thinks shes an idiot
You can take the trash out of the trailer but you can never take the trailer out of the trash.
You know something folks, If you are truly tired of hearing about this lady why do you continue reading articles about her and continually taking the time to post comments? I think you are not tired of her at all or you wouldnt be wasting your time doing this. YOU are actually the ones keeping her in the news. You have no one else to blame but YOU.
Please Sahara Palin go away please please please, we do not want to deal with your stupidity....I can't believe Mccain would chose you to be Vice president!!! You have experience in international relation just because you can see Russia from your home...Please go away :(
The Dems FEAR Palin. They are the same people that are trying to ruin Miss California.
I new what to expect from CNN. Dig deep in the Toilet. But carry extra toilet-rolls for CNN..
I can see why they bought her clothes, her own wardrobe must of really been shabby and they were ashamed to put her out there looking that way. Well it didnt help them much to dress her up. They should of controlled what came out of her mouth. That is what lost the election for them. And the republicans are stupid enough to throw her out there again in 2012. Of course Rush will be standing right by her side.
Her views will set women back to dark ages.
Yep, you are so right. I seem to recall that back in the dark ages, women held high political office which they achieved pretty much by themselves.
Typical comment by someone so bent on throwing out a criticism but not having the mental armament to judge the validity of their own assertion.
Troopergate? Get real, that guy shouldn't be allowed to carry a cap gun let alone be a cop. He shouldn't be allowed to work security at a county fair. He's psycho, needs help. She should have just fired him. He works for the State, She's in charge of the state. Personally I'd have fired him myself had I been in charge.
All comes back to you can put lipstick on a pig.....shes such a joke, I love all the coverage of her, it just helps the world remember what could have been in the white house and gaurantees they dont forget in 2012, not that she would get the nomination, but it will be fun to watch her get crushed again.
Mississippi Mike – Every female I know including me, conservative or a bit to the left of that, thinks Palin is basically an insult to the gender.
Wow is she HOT!!! I think she looks great in anything she wears and sure hope she's front and center for a long while!!!
Still think that the politicians could raise a ton of money (for charity) with a pay-for-view mud wrestling match between Sarah Palin and Nancy Pelosi!! We could tie one of Sarah's arms back to make it fair-but what a fund raiser!!!!
Sounds like a sell-out to me!!!
I think she needs to answer to the American people about the meetings where she chose the clothes. We need a Truth Commission and she needs to apologize. Until she comes forth with the truth, she is tainted!! Has she donated them yet as she promised?? She needs to admit to her lies or step down!! Sound familar...lol...
Ha ha ha it's funny how the Dems are soo scared of Palin.
Suck it up lefties, she'll be back!! HA ha ha ha
Does the FEC EVER rule against a candidate? On either side of the aisle?
Not in my memory...