Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Palin's Philanthropy

In a previous blog, we looked at Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden’s giving and we promised to tell you about Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s when that information became available. Her campaign just disclosed that Sarah and Todd Palin gave $4,880 to charity in 2006 and $3,325 in 2007.

6 comments :

Amy said...

Yes, but which charities? Are they ideological and religious and support her pet projects, or are they impartial charities for the public good?

Raiderdad said...

Just to be "fair and balanced", shouldn't you question Obama's and Biden's giving also. Is it possible, some of Obama's donations went into the hands of the likes of Rev. Wright or Bill Ayers? Or is that acceptable to you as impartial?

amy said...

Yes, I want to be fair and balanced.

My criticism of Palin specifically was because the previous posts on the blog implied Biden wasn't very generous, but Palin is more generous. While dollar for dollar Palin may have given more, I don't think dollar amounts tell the whole story.

Really, I don't think Ayers is going to be your problem with Obama, since he's denounced the guy's violent acts.

Dogs Rule! said...

Interesting....so a few thousand dollars is considered philanthropy? We are an avg family and we give more than that....

Meg said...

I think we should be questioning all of our candidate's donations, though it's quite apparent that our reactions will be anything but "fair and balanced", but I believe we are especially intrigued by Gov. Palin's contributions because she seems to be so blatantly without charitable inclinations excepting her church. That's not to say that giving to one's church is undesirable, however the public is more likely to know by simple experience what Sens. Biden, McCain, and Obama may support than a Gov. who appeared on the national scene six weeks ago.

Then again, perhaps we don't need to know in order to stay fair and balanced. Perhaps all we need to know is that simply: they give.

Joyce said...

God bless Sarah and Todd for being generous. It is perfectly appropriate and right for Sarah to give to her local church. Local churches and non-profits that are the grass roots organizations that do the most for the "public good."