Thursday, October 23, 2008

McCain was against Palin's shopping spree before he was for it

Speaking of hypocrisy, ThinkProgress remembers when John McCain was opposed to using campaign funds for makeovers.

MCCAIN: Madam President, the amendment before the Senate is a very simple one. It restricts the use of campaign funds for inherently personal purposes. The amendment would restrict individuals from using campaign funds for such things as home mortgage payments, clothing purchases … and vacations or other trips that are noncampaign in nature.


The use of campaign funds for items which most Americans would consider to be strictly personal reasons, in my view, erodes public confidence and erodes it significantly.

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