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Obamaís Hawaii Trips Cost More Than Palinís Clothes
News Max ^ | October 26, 2008 | Ronald Kessler

Posted on 10/26/2008 5:45:53 PM PDT by RobinMasters

Barack Obama’s trips to Hawaii on a chartered Boeing 757 each cost more than twice the price of Sarah Palin’s new clothes.

Brad Blakeman, who was in charge of scheduling for President Bush, says a Boeing 757 costs about $20,000 an hour for fuel, crew, and maintenance. Since a trip to Hawaii entails 10 hours of flying time from Chicago, the total cost for each round-trip comes to about $400,000.

Obama used the Boeing 757 for trips to Hawaii over the summer for a vacation and again last week to see his failing grandmother. Admirable though that visit was, “By Obama using a private jet to go on a purely personal visit to see his grandma, he’s wasting not only energy, but he’s using the money that his supporters have given him for campaign purposes,” Blakeman says. “It’s a purely personal visit paid for with campaign funds.”

On the other hand, the media are highlighting the Republican National Committee’s purchase of $150,000 in clothes for Palin, even though the dresses will be donated to charities. The New York Times played the story on page one.

“They’re picking on Palin, who was provided a wardrobe by the RNC strictly for political purposes, and it was always intended that these garments would be then given to charity,” Blakeman says. “So there’s a benefit that’s going to charity, not a benefit that Palin will have after the election. There was a need for it because she’s a modest person who didn’t have an extensive wardrobe to do 24/7 campaigning.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: grandmother; hawaiitrip; obama; palin
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1 posted on 10/26/2008 5:45:53 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

You don’t get it do you? Obama is the chosen one. Anything he does is not worthy of MSM attention. Palin is attempting to destroy the One. Therefore the media must destroy her first.


2 posted on 10/26/2008 5:47:15 PM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: RobinMasters

OH THE HORROR of the carbon footprint!


3 posted on 10/26/2008 5:47:23 PM PDT by They'reGone2000 (Lose the Zero. Get with the Hero. McCain.)
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To: RobinMasters

You can’t question the “Messiah”. After all, he is going to raise the dead, heal the sick, call fire down from heaven, and smote republicans with his atomic weapons he will drop on his own nation


4 posted on 10/26/2008 5:47:59 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: RobinMasters

20,000 dollars an hour and he didn’t pick up his birth certificate. Oh, wait. He probably would have gone commercial to go to Kenya.


5 posted on 10/26/2008 5:48:06 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Vote against the dem party)
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To: RobinMasters

I’d like to know how much he’s spent keeping his birth certificate from the public.


6 posted on 10/26/2008 5:49:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: RobinMasters

But nobody will report it to the public.


7 posted on 10/26/2008 5:49:54 PM PDT by ncfool (ObaBama stands for The New United Socialist State or "TNUSSA")
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To: RobinMasters

How is grandma?


8 posted on 10/26/2008 5:49:58 PM PDT by keats5 ("I hope for his sake, Joe Biden got that VP thing in writing."- Rudy)
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To: RobinMasters

Well, one good thing has come because of this clothes bs. Sarah is wearing jeans right now in Ashville, NC. She’s rocking the crowd and putting a thumb in the medias eye. Gotta love that gal.


9 posted on 10/26/2008 5:50:09 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (MSM Lied, Journalism Died. RIP 2008)
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To: RobinMasters

Not long ago, Obama told Sunday worshipers in Greenville, South Carolina that they don’t have to wait for any Second Coming:

I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.

Lenin, Mao, Pol Pot, et al. had ambitions on a similar scale, although I don’t recall them comparing themselves to God. For the messianic aspect, you normally have to leave politics for cults like Heaven’s Gate.

Obama isn’t the first to mix Marxist utopianism with cult deification. Jim Jones did it with his Peoples Temple. Fortunately Jim Jones never had access to the USA’s nuclear codes.

kudos
http://rightwingnews.com/mt331/2008/10/obamas_messianic_marxism.php


10 posted on 10/26/2008 5:50:48 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (ACORN founder Wade Rathke, a Bill Ayers Weather Underground Associate)
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To: RobinMasters
He didn't have time to steal my new sign!!!!!!!!.......

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11 posted on 10/26/2008 5:51:52 PM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Veteran====McCain/Palin 2OO8==My Mouse is a MOOSE=Donate to FR)
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To: RobinMasters

But...but..it was to visit his white Grammy who got injured when he ‘threw her under the bus’ all those weeks ago. (She was the one he called a RACIST; hence the ‘bitter, God-fearing gun-clingers’ episode), so it don’t count!

What a fraud and a sham this man is.


12 posted on 10/26/2008 5:52:41 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: RobinMasters

Wait, wait, wait..Do you mean that we, the taxpayers paid for this excursion???

That can’t be. /s


13 posted on 10/26/2008 5:53:05 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Shooter 2.5

You know he got what he wanted on the trip. Perhaps footage of an actress acting as Granny hooked to IV lines and some good film footage for him to use at his Columbus Ohio speech on Monday.

I’m sure you know that the Messiah has planned a special event for Monday or Tuesday in Columbus.


14 posted on 10/26/2008 5:53:26 PM PDT by ncfool (ObaBama stands for The New United Socialist State or "TNUSSA")
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To: RobinMasters

He should have walked there. He could do it, I am told.


15 posted on 10/26/2008 5:53:54 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: RobinMasters

So he’s using campaign money for personal business - that’s nothing after you’ve defied a court deadline to answer a complaint on whether or not you’re constitutionally eligible to hold the job in which you swear an oath to protect and defend the constitution. And then the court throws out the case against you even in spite of your defiance. What has Obama got to worry about? He has reason to think he is the chosen one.


16 posted on 10/26/2008 5:54:04 PM PDT by Aria ("An America that could elect Sarah Palin might still save itself." Vin Suprynowicz)
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To: RobinMasters

Here you go NBC...Start your morning news with this Headline....


17 posted on 10/26/2008 5:54:26 PM PDT by Lady GOP
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To: keats5

Saw a blurb by Michelle on Friday and she said Barack’s grandma was “fine”. So much for the deathly ill part on Monday in anticipation for a quick departure 3 days later.


19 posted on 10/26/2008 5:55:33 PM PDT by 4Godsoloved..Hegave
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To: RobinMasters

Obama will only use his subjects money. The rules are only for the little people. A legend in his own mind.

He needs to be dropped like a hot potato.


20 posted on 10/26/2008 5:55:51 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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THE COLUMBUS, OHIO event will be a Large Christian Church service where he will witness his faith in Jesus.

You watch he wants to rid his campaign of the demons of Allah an Islam.


21 posted on 10/26/2008 5:56:03 PM PDT by ncfool (ObaBama stands for The New United Socialist State or "TNUSSA")
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To: RobinMasters

That $400k figure doesn’t even include the cost of the entourage he brought with him, hotel costs, food, etc. Plus the expense to Hawaii taxpayers for the security details, traffic control, etc.


22 posted on 10/26/2008 5:59:53 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: RobinMasters

Wait, let me turn on NBC! I bet they are talking about that right now! (sarcasm alert)

JoMa


23 posted on 10/26/2008 6:04:36 PM PDT by joma89
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To: jwalsh07

Someone in another thread posted the link to view her in Asheville, NC. I’m in the Piedmont area of the state and would not have gotten to see / hear her otherwise. She’s truly one of us and represents my beliefs.

I’ll soon start phone banking for the McCain / Palin campaign. While I was already stoked in my support of them, to hear her speak has more than reaffirmed to me that I have made the right choice. I’ll head out tomorrow to vote early and invest the rest of my time in supporting their campaign.

McCain / Palin .. Country First!
Now more than ever, every vote counts! GOTV!


24 posted on 10/26/2008 6:04:55 PM PDT by Petes Sandy Girl
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To: ncfool

How can he convince anyone he’s a Christian when he believes in letting living babies die?


25 posted on 10/26/2008 6:05:54 PM PDT by Aria ("An America that could elect Sarah Palin might still save itself." Vin Suprynowicz)
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To: RobinMasters

#
Sarah Right Now Giving First Policy Speech and CNN Drops Covering It
Friday, October 24, 2008 6:37:46 AM · 37 of 109
al baby to Virginia Ridgerunner

who paid for Obamas personal trip to see his Granny
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26 posted on 10/26/2008 6:06:20 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom Honkeys for Mc Cain Palin)
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To: Aria

You mean he used campaign funds for a solo flight & personal gig?

Really?

No!

Not him!

i don’t believe it.

really i don’t.

Trust me.


27 posted on 10/26/2008 6:07:48 PM PDT by combat_boots (From the Bush Derangement Syndrome(TM) to the 0bama Worship Cult in which NOTHING matters. USSKKKA)
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To: Shooter 2.5
20,000 dollars an hour and he didn’t pick up his birth certificate.

LOL! You guys have a one track mind when it comes to that birth certificate. Love it.

28 posted on 10/26/2008 6:08:36 PM PDT by GipperGal
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To: RobinMasters

Obama’s Greek columns cost more than her clothes.


29 posted on 10/26/2008 6:08:52 PM PDT by mnehring (We Are Joe!)
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To: combat_boots

no he flap his ears all the way there its too far to walk on water there


30 posted on 10/26/2008 6:08:58 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom Honkeys for Mc Cain Palin)
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To: RobinMasters

But Michelle saved him so much $$ when she graciously sacrificed her right to go along and visit Toots!


31 posted on 10/26/2008 6:10:32 PM PDT by Yaelle (One candidate fought America's enemies and one candidate owes all he has to America's enemies)
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To: RobinMasters

A chartered Boeing 757 is hardly spreading the wealth.


32 posted on 10/26/2008 6:11:29 PM PDT by itsthejourney (1 of every 10 people you pass in the mall is here illegally)
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To: combat_boots

This must have been made up by the Right!


33 posted on 10/26/2008 6:11:36 PM PDT by ncfool (ObaBama stands for The New United Socialist State or "TNUSSA")
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To: RobinMasters

Was it John effin’ Kerry’s Mother or Grandmother that told him “integrity” was above all else?

What a shame we don’t know what word/s of wisdom 0bama’s Grandmother bestowed on him during his visit.


34 posted on 10/26/2008 6:15:12 PM PDT by Petes Sandy Girl
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To: ncfool

Whatever the “large Christian church” in Columbus is, we know it isn’t Rod Parsley’s. He’s the most anti-abortion preacher I’ve ever seen. If Obambi pulls any of that crap in Columbus, hopefully Parsley and his people will go over and stage a counter-event.


35 posted on 10/26/2008 6:19:26 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: Petes Sandy Girl
God for you!

"The game ain't over till it's over." Yogi Berra

36 posted on 10/26/2008 6:28:14 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (MSM Lied, Journalism Died. RIP 2008)
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To: Joann37

Will you get on your knee’s and pray with Barack Hussein?

Obama to debut “closing argument” speech in Canton
By William Hershey | Sunday, October 26, 2008, 05:32 PM

Democrat Barack Obama will use his Ohio campaign stop in Canton on Monday, Oct. 27, to make his “closing argument” for why voters should pick him for president, his campaign said.
http://www.daytondailynews.com/o/content/shared-gen/blogs/dayton/ohiopolitics/entries/2008/10/26/obama_to_make_closing_argument.html#comments


37 posted on 10/26/2008 6:33:39 PM PDT by ncfool (ObaBama stands for The New United Socialist State or "TNUSSA")
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To: DemonDeac

Heck he’s spending over 2 million on an election night party in Grant Park for Obama’s sake!
Think of the clothes Sarah could buy for 2 million !!
Guess he doesn’t want to “spread” that 2 million around to the little folks!!


38 posted on 10/26/2008 6:34:23 PM PDT by Froggie
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To: jwalsh07

I loved that show with Boo Boo and the ranger


39 posted on 10/26/2008 6:34:51 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom Honkeys for Mc Cain Palin)
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To: RobinMasters

You can bet your *** that the campaign paid for the Obama family wardrobe too but they aren’t honest enough to report it. Just like the foreign donations, Obama still smoking and the fact that Obama hasn’t turned over his medical records but he gets a pass!


40 posted on 10/26/2008 6:42:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: GitmoSailor

That is awesome!

You made my day.

(for those looking, GitmoSailor’s yard has “PALIN” mowed into it.)


41 posted on 10/26/2008 6:58:53 PM PDT by TNLawyer (McCain/Palin'08......Great job with your VP pick, McCain!)
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To: keats5
"How is grandma?"

Not only;
How long did the anointed one even spend on the ground before sprinting back to the campaign?

42 posted on 10/26/2008 6:59:59 PM PDT by norton
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To: jwalsh07
Sarah is wearing jeans right now in Ashville, NC.

I was just thinking about this and remarked to hubby, she ought to just put on some jeans and a lumberjack shirt and get out there. Hope she told the crowd that she got them at Goodwill, Walmart or eBay...where all the filthy rich Republicans shop!

43 posted on 10/26/2008 7:08:08 PM PDT by pray4liberty (Watch, pray, and work. This election will separate the sheep from the goats.)
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To: ncfool
THE COLUMBUS, OHIO event will be a Large Christian Church service where he will witness his faith in Jesus.

Where's the ACLU and People for the American Way? Are they invited?

Will this Church lose its IRS tax exemption? It should.

44 posted on 10/26/2008 7:11:26 PM PDT by pray4liberty (Watch, pray, and work. This election will separate the sheep from the goats.)
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To: pray4liberty

Sorry I stated wrong its in the Canton, Ohio arena.


45 posted on 10/26/2008 7:15:53 PM PDT by ncfool (ObaBama stands for The New United Socialist State or "TNUSSA")
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To: RobinMasters

Did he buy any of prince albore’s carbon credits to offset his increased use of jet fuel?


46 posted on 10/26/2008 7:16:47 PM PDT by GailA ( Valor Quilts for our wounded Troops....I'm a quilt-aholic!!!)
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To: RobinMasters
Obama was likely scouting out new digs in Diamond Head. What's millions to him anyway?
47 posted on 10/26/2008 7:17:01 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (Pray for our Nation)
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To: TNLawyer; JacksonsDaddy
My son-in-law just did it today!!!!!.....

Here's my last one!!!..........FR B/F Pinky

48 posted on 10/26/2008 7:17:02 PM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Veteran====McCain/Palin 2OO8==My Mouse is a MOOSE=Donate to FR)
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To: RobinMasters

Let’s compare carbon footprints, Obama!


49 posted on 10/26/2008 7:17:50 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: cripplecreek
I’d like to know how much he’s spent keeping his birth certificate from the public.

I'd say about $400,000 round trip...

50 posted on 10/26/2008 8:18:49 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun control means hitting where you intended to!)
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