Mike Gallagher

The headline on the front page of most of America’s newspapers this week screamed the latest Republican “scandal”:  $150,000 spent on Gov. Sarah Palin’s wardrobe!”

Get ready for a stream of complaints from Democrats who love engaging in the class warfare rhetoric for which they’re famous.

I can hear Barack Obama now:  “Here I am fighting for lower and middle class Americans with my (phony) tax plan and the Republicans are off spending $150,000 on Sarah Palin’s wardrobe!”

Incidentally, I inserted the word “phony” in Sen. Obama’s hypothetical statement because very few people have seemed to notice that his claim to “cut the taxes of 95% of Americans” is a rope-a-dope fantasy if there ever was one.

If nearly 50% of Americans don’t pay any income tax at all, how is he going to “cut” THEIR taxes?   That’s an easy one:  he’ll have the government write them checks, called tax “credits”, which is another manifestation of his socialist “spread-the-wealth” agenda.

Anyhow, back to the wardrobe story. 

If I were running the McCain/Palin campaign, I’m not entirely sure I’d authorize $150,000 for what’s been described as clothing, hairstyling, makeup and other “campaign accessories” for Gov. Palin and her family. 

Then again, I cannot even begin to imagine what it costs to fly both candidates around the country on enormous, expensive jets surrounded by hefty (paid) staffs and U.S. Secret Service agents.

I gotta believe it ain’t cheap.

This makes me wonder about Sen. Obama’s trip to Hawaii this week to visit his ailing grandmother.

Obviously, there is nothing wrong with Obama taking time to be by the side of the woman who raised him.

But I wonder why there hasn’t been a single news media outlet that I’m aware of which has questioned the funding of a personal family matter?

If the media accusation is that the Republican Party shouldn’t be spending money on Gov. Palin’s wardrobe, why wouldn’t the same media question why the Democrat Party is spending what has to be hundreds of thousands of dollars in order for their candidate to deal with a private, personal family issue?

The answer is pretty simple.  It’s so apparent that the mainstream media has gone beyond simple, subtle bias in favor of Obama and Democrats.  They are actually advocating for Sen. Obama to win.

One can find examples of this advocacy every day now.  This week, a number of headlines and TV news stories bellowed about the 8 or 9 or even 10 percentage point lead that Obama supposedly has.

Where was the story about the Associated Press/GfK poll which currently shows the two candidates in a dead heat?


Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher is a nationally syndicated radio host, Fox News Channel contributor and guest host and author of 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate.