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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Now That’s Funny

posted by on October 21 at 17:21 PM

John McCain has spent more money on makeup than Sarah Palin—oh, and the RNC spent upwards of $150,000 “outfitting” Sarah Palin and her entire family since McCain yanked Palin out of his ass back in August. Politico:

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.

Says John at Americablog…

Gee, Marshalls and Target are too good for Mrs. Joe Six Pack?

Oh, Sarah Palin is now voters top “concern” about John McCain—they don’t think she’s qualified. But, hey, she looks nice—and that RNC money cleaned Levi up real good too, huh?

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John McCain said some very interesting things at his rally in Virginia Beach last week…

Posted by Bruce Hopman | October 21, 2008 5:30 PM

Why doesn't she shop in real American, rather than those big, anti-American cities?

Posted by Gidge | October 21, 2008 5:44 PM

John probably coulda saved money by hiring a laid-off plasterer. Or an embalmer.

Posted by banjoboy | October 21, 2008 5:49 PM

Who knew a pit bull could go through $150,000 worth of lipstick in two months?

Posted by RainMan | October 21, 2008 6:24 PM

To think that Republicans went after John Edwards for his $300 haircuts. The hypocrisy of these people is mind-numbing.

Posted by Madashell | October 21, 2008 6:54 PM

Yes, she's been wearing Valentino, who was also Nancy Reagan's favorite. Nancy R. should be buried in a Valentino, and so should Palin on November 4th.

Posted by Fnarf | October 21, 2008 7:14 PM

I would very much like to dirty Levi up again.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 21, 2008 8:33 PM

It's nice to know that my $10 donation to Obama (you know the one responsible for the looming danger in campaign finance) didn't go to Saks. I'm more a Land's End and Target gal. Sue B

Posted by Sue B | October 21, 2008 9:05 PM

I believe the proper term for this is, "valuable parting gifts".

Presumably, Palin will also get a "home version of the game" to go along with them...

Posted by COMTE | October 21, 2008 9:16 PM

My small-town, conservative grandma did her clothes shopping at the fabric store and sewed everything from Sunday clothes to wedding dresses for her kids. My mom made every Easter dress and Halloween costume my sister and I ever wore. Now, as an intellectual elite, big city kind of gal, I carry on that tradition by making custom clothes on a sewing machine twice my age. So am I more or less of a "real American" than Sarah Palin?

Posted by Gwyn | October 21, 2008 9:30 PM

Do you remember the creepy scene of boyfriend Levi Johnston on the tarmac? I thought to myself, "who the hell dressed him like a dork?"

Now we know. A personal designer at Sax. I suppose he was intended to look like a good boy to all the grandmothers in Florida.

Posted by eclexia | October 21, 2008 10:30 PM

Have you noticed that Barry (a.k.a. Barack, a.k.a. Buddy Love) hasn't been fitting his clothes very well...guess he'll have to keep drinking the secret formula not to bloat up for the next two weeks.

Posted by John Bailo | October 21, 2008 10:49 PM

Can you guess whose money she's spending?

Posted by curiouserandcuriouser | October 21, 2008 11:33 PM

Hockey mom goes to town! See this great cartoon at the Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3 blog...

Posted by fdeblauwe | October 22, 2008 2:11 AM

Real Americans shop RNC.

Posted by Vince | October 22, 2008 7:23 AM

eh...non-issue. She needed appropriate clothes to campaign in.

They didn't use tax money to buy the shit, so who cares?

Move on; nothing to see here.

Posted by michael strangeways | October 22, 2008 9:45 AM

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