And Republicans Thought a $400 Haircut Was Bad?
Four hundred dollars is nothing compared to this:
The Republican National Committee appears to have spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August.
According to financial disclosure records, the accessorizing began in early September and included bills from Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis and New York for a combined $49,425.74.
The records also document a couple of big-time shopping trips to Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis, including one $75,062.63 spree in early September.
The RNC also spent $4,716.49 on hair and makeup through September after reporting no such costs in August.
I can’t wait to hear how this reflects the spending habits of “Joe Six-Pack.”
Update: The McCain camp has issued this statement in response to this story;
“With all of the important issues facing the country right now, it’s remarkable that we’re spending time talking about pantsuits and blouses. It was always the intent that the clothing go to a charitable purpose after the campaign.” –McCain-Palin
I guess this means they’d rather be talking about important issues like Bill Ayers, Tony Rezko and Jeremiah Wright and calling Obama a “radical” on robo calls.Click here for reuse options!
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