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She’s Got Style, She’s Got Grace, She’s Got Financial Backing By the RNC.

October 22, 2008

Remember when, a week ago, Kathleen Parker wondered aloud about Sarah Palin’s style and wardrobe during an interview on the Colbert Report?

“She’s got a new hairdo, she’s got a new stylist, and she’s got some very expensive clothes.  Who do you think’s funding that?  I can’t believe I’m saying this.”

Well, it looks like Politico has the answer.

The Republican National Committee has 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.

The cash expenditures immediately raised questions among campaign finance experts about their legality under the Federal Election Commission’s long-standing advisory opinions on using campaign cash to purchase items for personal use.

And if this doesn’t seem like a big deal, remember, John Edwards was crucified as a hypocrite for  getting $300 haircuts while talking about poverty.

Right now, the economy is in shambles and Sarah Palin is stumping in small-town America claiming to be “one of them.”

What say you, Mr. Hannity, Mr. O’Reilly, and all the others at Fox News?

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One Comment leave one →
  1. John Wilt permalink
    October 22, 2008 9:35 am

    “Where’s the beef?”- to quote Clara Peller. I would rather have my donations go to polish a candidate’s image than go to paying bloodhounds to investigate someone who asks a candidate a valid question!

    It is funny how the Obama supporters are all about staying out of the candidates’ business, unless it is not their candidate.

    Get a life.

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