Connecting With Joe Six-Pack – Ur Doin It Wrong

1 comment October 21st, 2008at 10:52pm Posted by Eli

So much for Sarah Palin’s blather about how she’s just a simple middle-class girl who understands the common man…

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.

Wow.  Who’s elitist now, eh?  But this might actually be my favorite part of the story:

Spokeswoman Maria Comella declined to answer specific questions about the expenditures, including whether it was necessary to spend that much and whether it amounted to one early investment in Palin or if shopping for the vice presidential nominee was ongoing.

“The campaign does not comment on strategic decisions regarding how financial resources available to the campaign are spent,” she said.

Awesome.  How much Republican donor money the campaign plans to spend on the Palins’ wardrobe is a top-secret strategic decision.  Hey, I wonder how much Ayertime $150,000 buys?

Republicans ripping off Republicans always makes me smile.  Republicans ripping off taxpayers, not so much.

(h/t Americablog)

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Elections,McCain,Palin,Republicans

1 Comment

  • 1. Frank  |  March 4th, 2012 at 9:25 am

    The Missouri Senator and Governor was Christopher Samuel “Kit” Bond. There is a Christopher J. Bond who is the spokesman for Congressman Denny Rehberg of Montana.

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