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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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