Y’all don’t come back now, y’hear?

From Newsweek:

Newsweek has […] learned that [Sarah] Palin’s shopping spree at high-end department stores was more extensive than previously reported. While publicly supporting Palin, McCain’s top advisers privately fumed at what they regarded as her outrageous profligacy. One senior aide said that Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her family—clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. According to two knowledgeable sources, a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill. Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards. The McCain campaign found out last week when the aides sought reimbursement. One aide estimated that she spent “tens of thousands” more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband. Some articles of clothing have apparently been lost. An angry aide characterized the shopping spree as “Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast,” and said the truth will eventually come out when the Republican Party audits its books.

Original DVD cover.

A Palin aide said: “Governor Palin was not directing staffers to put anything on their personal credit cards, and anything that staffers put on their credit cards has been reimbursed, like an expense. Nasty and false accusations following a defeat say more about the person who made them than they do about Governor Palin.”

Ummmm, if nothing was put on personal credit cards, then what has been reimbursed?

McCain himself rarely spoke to Palin during the campaign, and aides kept him in the dark about the details of her spending on clothes because they were sure he would be offended. Palin asked to speak along with McCain at his Arizona concession speech Tuesday night, but campaign strategist Steve Schmidt vetoed the request.

Then there’s this little tidbit:

At the GOP convention in St. Paul, Palin was completely unfazed by the boys’ club fraternity she had just joined. One night, Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter went to her hotel room to brief her. After a minute, Palin sailed into the room wearing nothing but a towel, with another on her wet hair. She told them to chat with her laconic husband, Todd. “I’ll be just a minute,” she said.

Bom Chicka Wah Wah…

And, finally, kids, there’s this:

(CNN) — Randy Scheunemann, a senior foreign policy adviser to John McCain, was fired from the Arizona senator’s campaign last week for what one aide called “trashing” the campaign staff, three senior McCain advisers tell CNN.

One of the aides tells CNN that campaign manager Rick Davis fired Scheunemann after determining that he had been in direct contact with journalists spreading “disinformation” about campaign aides, including Nicolle Wallace and other officials.

“He was positioning himself with Palin at the expense of John McCain’s campaign message,” said one of the aides.


Scheunemann became close with Palin during her debate prep process.

I wonder just how close they got. Did he get to see her in a towel, too?


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28 responses to “Y’all don’t come back now, y’hear?

  1. OMFG…this is awesome Nonnie!!!

    She has some balls that ¢unt from AK. Spending like a drunken sailor then blaming it on the RNC. This backbiting really is fun to watch ain’t it? 😉

  2. thanks dusty!
    this is so much fun i can barely stand it! i love that each side is trying to throw the other under the bus! 😆 i am hoping that one of the behind-the-scenes goopers writes a book of what really happened in the capt underpants campaign.

  3. nightowl724

    nonnie, this is TOO funny-licious!

    I had an “email party” with a few of my online friends. I’d like to share the fun with the Raisins.

    Na-na-na-na Na-na-na-na Hey-hey GOODBYE!

    After The Election: Impromptu Rally At White House Draws Massive Crowd
    One of the largest celebrations took place outside the White House, where thousands gathered to revel, singing both the National Anthem, and, of course, “Kiss Him Goodbye” — dedicated to our current president.

  4. nightowl724

    GOP Civil War Begins, Quietly
    The morning after the election has brought an opening salvo in what could become a contentious battle of recriminations for the GOP, as various factions lay blame and beg for immunity in what has been, since 2004, a slow disintegration of their power in Washington. Just after noon, House Republicans feathers began to ruffle, as it was reported that Majority Leader John Boehner released a letter to his colleagues, officially asking to retain his job.

    GOP in tatters, looks to regroup
    So much for a lasting Republican majority.

  5. nightowl724

    Palin faces questions, different landscape when she returns to Alaska
    Can Sarah Palin go home again? In the 68 days since Alaska’s governor began her run for vice president, things have changed on the home front. Some of her former allies are fuming, and former enemies are lying in wait. Public perceptions of the governor have also changed. Has the governor changed as well?

    Reid To Meet With Lieberman To Discuss Committee Chairmanship
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will likely meet later this week with Joe Lieberman to discuss whether the Democrat-turned-Independent will be stripped of his Senate committee chairmanship, a senior Democratic leadership aide tells CNN.

    Na-na-na-na Na-na-na-na Hey-hey GOODBYE!

  6. nightowl,
    the fun never ends with these guys! i’m sure leno and letterman breathed sighs of relief that they won’t run out of material soon.

  7. nightowl724

    Sorry… this just in:

    Tensions between McCain and Palin camps come to light
    Sarah Palin left the national stage Wednesday, but the controversy over her role on the ticket flared as aides to John McCain disclosed new details about her expensive wardrobe purchases and revealed that a Republican Party lawyer would be dispatched to Alaska to inventory and retrieve the clothes still in her possession.


  8. i heard that tonight on the news. on top of being stupid, is she also a thief. i forgot to mention before, the story about her getting “close” to randy s during debate camp made me wonder just how close they got. he worked for capt u for years, and suddenly he is on team sarah? boy, would i love it if it came out that they are having an affair!

  9. nightowl724

    I was so annoyed by the way she, and others, used her sexuality as a tool/weapon. Could you hear me screaming when the wearing-only-a-towel story was released? I’m sure she was winking all the way and I’m wondering what Todd must have been thinking…

  10. Perfect casting, nonnie! Yet another example of the material writing itself.

  11. Best Photoshopping ever!!

  12. Nonnie, I spied Macy’s shopping bags on the hillbilly truck. Lowlifes like me shop at Macy’s. I’m sure Palin considered that store far beneath her taste level.
    Can you switch them out for Tiffany’s bags? 😉

  13. jeb

    I find this an unfair characterization. The Beverly Hillbillies had CLASS Damnit!

    Nastiness, backbiting, subterfuge, oh my! Oh well, the campaign is over, whatever shall we do for entertainment now?

    As for Alaska not welcoming her back? C’mon, they’re trying to re-elect a convicted criminal to the U.S. Senate.

    And now for something completely different:


  14. Wow nonnie, great work!! I busted out laughing! Love the bags in the back!

    The wingnuts have already created an “Impeach Obama” facebook group and Earlbo on my blog reported other GOP freaks are trying to get the electoral college to retract their votes because Obama wasn’t born in the U.S. … truly, they have gone around the bend.

    This was the biggest “fu¢k you” the entire country could give the shrub, and I am still basking in the afterglow.


    I can only hate Bible Spice so much now, though. She managed to drive a deep rift in the GOP and that’s going to have lasting damage.

  15. Pee my pants funny!

  16. nightowl,
    i am sure that using her sexuality is how she got through college, job interviews, and her campaigns. she’s not knowlegeable or smart, just ambitious. what else is she going to fall back on? hard work? 😆

  17. neon vincent,
    she really is comedy gold. without her and chimpy, what am i going to do? thank goodness i still have boehner and some of the other cast of idiots to kick around.

  18. karen,
    i was so mad at myself. i remembered the original stories that said that she did some shopping at macy’s. macy’s can be pretty expensive, too. howevah, i am sorry that i didn’t use bloomingdale’s. maybe, when i open photoshop later, i will change it. i don’t want to do it now, because ps makes everything else super-slow.

  19. jeb,
    yes, the beverly hillbillies were not educated, and other than jed, they weren’t too bright, but they had heart and were basically good people. that’s nothing like the palin gang. howevah, the beverly hillbillies did center on oil and money, so it’s a good analogy.

  20. helen,
    i always read earlbo’s comments. they are always informative. there are going to be gooper fringe groups, but i think they will be largely ignored. do they really want to play the impeachment card when there is going to be a new justice department and ag in town who might go after chimpy & co.? the frenzy they are in only underscores the fear they are feeling. well, we’ve been scared for 8 years. it’s their turn now!

  21. oh no, dcup! don’t go near any electrical outlets! do you need some of these, hon?

  22. culturepress

    Oh this is another brilliant one! It’s so sadly close to the truth, though. That’s the scary part about it.

  23. thanks cp! 🙂
    the good thing is that the scary stuff is past us for the most part. now we can look back and laugh instead of shudder in fear.

  24. thank yoo, looloo! 😉

  25. Nonnie! I found the companion piece to your work of art, up on HuffPo in the comments section! From commenter Cultureghost:

    The Ballad of Sarah Palin (to the tune of The Beverly Hillbillies)

    Come and listen to a story ’bout a gov’nor named Palin
    Moose-huntin’ mama whose parenting is failin’
    Then one day she was picked by McCain
    And into the gutter went the GOP campaign
    You betcha. Drill, baby, drill
    Well, the first thing you know Miss Wasilla is a star
    The GOP said, “Sarah, you’re gonna go real far”
    Said, “Washington is the place you ought to be”
    So she loaded up on designer clothes thanks to RNC
    Valentino, that is. Louis Vuitton
    Well, now it’s time to say goodbye to Sarah and her clan
    The oddly-named five children and the snow mobile man
    They’re not invited back again to the lower forty-eight
    To wreak a heap of havoc on the poor electorate
    Hillbillies you are. Set a spell, take your Uggs off.
    Don’t come back now, ya hear?

  26. kbman over at the big orange had a version, too. i was going to write a parody to go along with the poster, but i didn’t get around to it (that translates to i was too lazy.

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