October 23, 2008



Palin Outfits Cost RNC* $150K

McCain opted for public financing. Now all the poor Republicans can see where their tax dollars are going.

*  Public financing means that all tax payers Democrats and Republicans contributed to Sarah Palin’s wardrobe, jewelry, hair and makeup as well as for Mr. Mom Dude and baby!

By Juliet Eilperin
The Republican National Committee has spent more than $150,000 on clothing, accessories and makeup for GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her relatives since John McCain selected her as his running mate, according to federal election records.

The expenses at high-end department stores, first reported by Politico, included spending nearly $50,000 at Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York and St. Louis outlets and more than $75,000 at a Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis. The tally also includes $4,716.49 on hair and makeup.

An additional $4,902.45 was spent in early September at Atelier, a high-class shopping destination for men.

As Palin campaigns across the country on behalf of the GOP ticket, she has a makeup artist and a hair stylist who accompany her on her campaign plane. During the GOP convention, Palin spokeswoman Maria Comella said that the RNC bought clothing for Palin after her election because the Alaska governor did not have time to return home after McCain announced her selection in Dayton, Ohio, in late August.

Palin spokesman Tracey Schmitt issued the following statement on Palin’s fashion expenses: “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.”


Talk about quick thinking to cover up McCain’s splurging taxpayer’s money on outfitting his MooseMama Barbie!!!

A review of similar records for the campaign of Democrat Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee turned up no similar spending.

1 Comment

  1. I would say paying 150k and getting millions of dollars worth of exposure in fashion magazines is a pretty good deal.

    Comment by Danger Bear — October 23, 2008 @ 3:02 pm

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