6 comments November 5th, 2008at 08:39pm Posted by Eli

Now that it’s all over, the Palin dirt is just coming right out of the woodwork – almost like, well, the last two months.

More on clothing spree and lack of clothing:

NEWSWEEK has also learned that Palin’s shopping spree at high-end department stores was more extensive than previously reported. While publicly supporting Palin, McCain’s top advisers privately fumed at what they regarded as her outrageous profligacy. One senior aide said that Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her family—clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. According to two knowledgeable sources, a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill. Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards. The McCain campaign found out last week when the aides sought reimbursement. One aide estimated that she spent “tens of thousands” more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband. Some articles of clothing have apparently been lost. An angry aide characterized the shopping spree as “Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast,” and said the truth will eventually come out when the Republican Party audits its books.


McCain himself rarely spoke to Palin during the campaign, and aides kept him in the dark about the details of her spending on clothes because they were sure he would be offended. Palin asked to speak along with McCain at his Arizona concession speech Tuesday night, but campaign strategist Steve Schmidt vetoed the request.


One night, Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter went to her hotel room to brief her. After a minute, Palin sailed into the room wearing nothing but a towel, with another on her wet hair. She told them to chat with her laconic husband, Todd. “I’ll be just a minute,” she said.

Even Fox gets into the act:

I heard this live on the Fox Report, Shepard Smith’s show. It was at the end of the show, a report done by Carl Cameron. But apparently the tensions and drama behind the scenes in the McCain Campaign were far, far worse than anyone in the media allowed us to believe.

According to Cameron,

Palin did NOT know Africa was a continent.
She did NOT know who the parties to NAFTA were.
She threw dramatic temper tantrums over bad press.
She refused to prepare for the Gibson or Couric interviews.

Cameron reported that the McCain camp thought the interview was fair, although they didn’t like the media’s snarky reaction to it.

Ho-ly crap.  I kinda hope she is the Republican nominee in 2012.

(f/t Attaturk)

Entry Filed under: Elections,Palin,Weirdness


  • 1. Spear and Magic  |  November 5th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    > I kinda hope she is the Republican nominee in 2012.

    I’m telling you, homes, I got my checkbook OUT! Palin ’12~

  • 2. Eli  |  November 5th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    I can see my checkbook, which is almost as good.

  • 3. david  |  November 5th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    runs screaming from the room

  • 4. Cujo359  |  November 5th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Be careful what you wish for. My guess is that things aren’t going to be all that great economically in 2012, and if that’s the case all those folks who are just pissed about the economy will be pissed at the Democrats by then. We might have to live with the Republicans’ choice.

  • 5. Eli  |  November 5th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    She has a lot of funky stuff in her background, especially crazy anti-semitic, anti-Catholic with hunters, which would get a *lot* more scrutiny if she were the focal point of a two-year presidential campaign.

    And, of course, she would be facing merciless *Republican* oppo for the first 12-18 months. So there’s actually a pretty good chance that she’d never even make it to the general.

  • 6. david  |  November 5th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    tundra skank. ’nuff said.

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