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The Republicans PAID $150,000 to Make Sarah Palin and Family Look 'Good'

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Sarah Palin can take her "I'm for the regular Joe" chatter and shove it!

According to reports, the Republican National Committee has forked over more than $150,000 to dress and accessorize Palin and her family since her 'surprise' pick in August.

This shiz is for reals, y'all!

The expenses were found in the RNC’s September monthly financial disclosure report under “itemized coordinated expenditures.”

It’s a report that typically records expenses for direct mail, telephone calls and advertising. But, as of September, there was a new category of spending, “campaign accessories.”

Here's a little taste of the money the Republicans lavished on Sarah Palin to make her 'hot':

Saks Fifth Avenue (St. Louis and New York): $49,425.74.

Neiman Marcus (Minneapolis): $75,062.63

The RNC also spent $4,716.49 on hair and makeup through September - after reporting no such costs in August.

A spokeswoman for the Republican party declined to answer specific questions about the shopping tab, including whether it was necessary to spend that much and if shopping for the vice presidential nominee was ongoing.

The only reply they would give was, “The campaign does not comment on strategic decisions regarding how financial resources available to the campaign are spent."

But, hours after the story first broke and legal issues were raised, the campaign issued a new statement:

"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."


Regular Americans are hurting and Sarah blows $70K from Republican donors at Neimans.

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

Sarah should give Michelle Obama a call. Mrs. Obama does it like the regular American.

She knows how to look good on a budget!

Like, remember when everyone thought Michelle was wearing fancy designer Narcisco Rodriguez and it turned out to be an H&M dress?

The hypocrisy surrounding Palin is never-ending!

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338 comments to “The Republicans PAID $150,000 to Make Sarah Palin and Family Look 'Good'”

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  1. 1

    Fuck Palin.

  2. 2

    No sense in spending money on Joe, you can't polish a turd!

  3. 3

    Re: doggie style – If she's game, then so am I!

  4. 4

    bitch needs a rhinoplasty! That's a droopy nose!

  5. 5

    And how much do you think the DNC has paid to attorneys to defend Obama's being a fraud concerning his lack of being naturally born in the United States?! Come on Perez! Quit being so friggin one sided!!

  6. 6

    but its ok for Obama to spend over 50 million for campaigning in August alone? Get your facts straight before you get people to vote for your choice. I understand its all about choice, but let people make an educated decision, not a biased one.

  7. 7

    Amen, that "woman" is a walking, talking contradiction.

  8. 8

    I'm not surprised. She has to keep up with Cindy McCain.

  9. 9

    michelle obama also refers to her husband as her babysdaddy………if that's regular american too, we are in bigger trouble than thought.

  10. 10

    Hmmm, makes one wonder what the dems paid to make that shit stain of theirs look good.

  11. 11

    michelle obama is a FUCKING JOKE.

  12. 12

    she dont even look all that great. OBAMA 08

  13. 13

    1. This gets done for candidates/families for both Dems and Reps. It isn't really news.
    2. In actuality, if you know ANYTHING about economics, you would know that spending money is the best thing we can do to turn our economy around. Hoarding money is the absolute worst thing you can do.
    3. Perez, you know nothing about the economy or politics. You use this website to skew the facts in order to influence people who don't bother to get other opinions. While the traffic to your site is a good thing, your abuse of that power is something that you should be ashamed of. Seriously.

  14. 14

    That is nothing compared to the money the Democratic ticket has raised and wasted in this campaign. Record breaking money being spent out of the left, or did you forget? Yes, the economy is hurting and Obama is choosing to air a 30 minute commercial spot on CBS. Do you have any clue how much that will cost? I dare say that it's a little more than a couple of outfits and hair and makeup.

    Your bias is nauseating.

  15. 15

    Re: Cybele – Yeah, Cybele, Palin's spending spree will definitely spark the economic upturn. Thanks for sharing, fool.

  16. 16

    …is that all they spent? I figured it would have cost a whole lot more. "ANy Day Now" that cunt will disappear and then lesbians and gays will finally get the same rights as straight people.

  17. 17

    Re: wanna milk me?? – he my babydaddy too,fuck her,skinny ass bitch!

  18. 18

    where's melissa???

  19. 19

    Don't forget she's wearing Mac also for makeup; the bitch needs to have some limits. And everyone wonders why our economy is so effing bad. What the hell?!

  20. 20

    Re: Melissa is always right – ever notice that Obama's new distinguishing gray come and go, and shift around on his head daily?

  21. 21

    No wonder they thought the lipstick on a pig comment was about her.

  22. 22

    Re: Cybele – agreed!

  23. 23

    Michelle can rock it. She got some flava. As for Sarah, girl neiman marcus and saks couldnt save you. OBAMA 08 suckas!!!!!

  24. 24

    The Obama's made $2 million last year whereas the Palin's made

  25. 25

    Re: mamajud – YES!! I HAVE!!

  26. 26

    Palin is hot…let's all get on the same page here with that. How much do you think Joe spent on that old aardvark taped to his skull?

  27. 27

    Not a surprise at all.

  28. 28

    Her lies are crystal clear now, I can't wait til this story gets more attention, pretty soon McCain and Palin will have no supporters and they deserve it!

  29. 29

    She's shady.

  30. 30

    thats enough money to save a stravig families home but no the flesh eating republicans just want people to starve on the street while the tax payers pay for palins clothes hair and makeup. this is why the country is in the shitter

  31. 31

    YEah and then look at how much mccains trophy wife's clothes and jewelry cost- cause its so obviously important to look wealthy while the rest of the country struggles to hold on to their jobs…. fucking loserssssss
    OBAMA 08 :)

  32. 32

    buaaaaaaahahahaha!!! I fucking love it! Average Joe my ass. Just 2 more weeks, then this bitch will be shipped back to Alaska. FUCK PALIN!!!
    Obama/Biden 08 baby!!!

  33. 33

    Give me a break, Dems do the same thing, maybe even worse, but no one bother reports this garbage from both side.

  34. 34

    And if she didn't you'd be bitching that she looked like white trash. Obama's suits are around $3000. So there. Fuck off!

  35. 35


  36. 36

    Re: mamajud – he's a fucktard. what a "leader" - he couldn't lead an army of ants to a picnic.

  37. 37

    the democrats made $150 MILLION last month, do you honestly think all of that is going to be spent in the next three weeks? perez, why not try and find where all of that money is going to? and, honestly, it is within their right to spend the money as they wish to. they have to do something to make her appear more put together when she's up against obama and biden. btw, what did ever happen to the fact that michelle obama makes a pretty penny from being on that hospital board? why not pursue that, instead of the $150K spent on clothing the seven members of the palin family

  38. 38

    it's too bad that you don't report on all the scandals regarding obamas campaign spending, and where all his donations are coming from… such as his donations to ACORN and all the voter fraud they are involved in.

  39. 39

    how stupid are you, why does it matter how much they spend on her, my question is what is osama is doing with his donations, planning his next attack on the united states, seriously does no one feel scared of the idea of barack husseim obama being president, i do and if he wins which i don't think he will, get ready for the end of days, revelations says it all. and perez get a life you're practically begging for obama to pay attention to you and he never will, stick to gossip!

  40. 40

    Re: karencarpenter – Hey guess what? Obama and Biden don't believe in gay marriage either….AND Palin stopped a bill in Alaska that would DENY rights to gays and lesbians. Get your fucking facts straight.

  41. 41

    damn it……..this is going to get good i think and it's almost naptime……

  42. 42

    Perez, you hypocrite — you're going to sit here and talk about Palin's wardrobe, but I didn't see one MENTION of Michelle Obama's $500 lobster and Iranian Caviar room service "snack" at the Waldorf Astoria. It's okay for her to eat a $500 SNACK on the dime of the DRC, but when Palin is bought clothes for work, you have a problem? Stick to celebrities, it's what your good at — your politics chatter pisses me off.

  43. 43

    Love it! Good job Perez. And this is only part A of the story. Cause there is also another breaking new on how this woman would use tax payer money to fly his family with her in all kinds of events. There are quotes where she was attending to an event for 5 hours and would charge to the state bills of luxury hotels where her daughter would spend 7 days after the event. (talking about spending and bureaucracy).
    The ethics, morality and integrity of this woman is subject to laughing and as I heard it on CNN: "She will have a brilliant future in the entrainment industry, on her own reality show!". I just read how this hypocrite witch dared to say that GOD will do the right thing on election day (cause now GOD is American and GOD is a republican according to this son of a bitch). Giving a bad name to Christianity and manipulating religion to push her personal agenda.
    Of course GOD will do the right thing, taking all the republicans out of any form of power. This woman is a disgrace to America and is freaking the entirely world out.

  44. 44



  45. 45

    Oh, and it's ok that Obama donated money to ACORN and they are the most fraudulent group of all. And BIDEN even says there will be something extreme happen to test Obama. Yeah..how bad he SUCKS. Obama/Biden is nothing but fluff. SPREAD THE WEALTH YOUR POOR FUCKING BITTER AMERICANS CLINGING TO YOUR GUNS AND BIBLE@!!

  46. 46

    Oh jeez…Like Obama buys his suits at the men's warehouse, and his wife shops at Ross for her tapestries, she wore ONE H&M dress - so she should definitely be our first lady?…focus on the ISSUES Perez. I'm not a fan of Palin by any means, but post is a waste of space….

  47. 47

    Re: mamajud – What's up mamajud? Been missing you.

  48. 48

    Perez - This Palin / McCain bashing has gotten extremely old. You really stick to covering what people come to your site for - celebrity gossip. And no, I'm not a Republican. Just tired of your preaching.

  49. 49

    OMG! She is still a pig and $150,000 worth of lipstick didn't help. She is so fucking ugly it hurts to look at her. Snake charmers like her should never be allowed to breed. What a sad waste of money. If it walks like a pig, oinks like a pig, and wallows in shit, it is a pig….and lipstick won't help.

  50. 50

    Michelle Obama should spend 1/10th to attempt to at least try to look presentable! Everyone knows it costs more for a woman to look good - and it looks as though Michelle Osama puts her look together with whatever is left over from the egg money!

  51. 51

    A girls gotta look good Perez- quit being a hater

  52. 52

    Re: ProfessorA – Exactly! Yet they are "normal" americans. Yeah, lobster, champaigne and caviar are what we all eat. What pisses me off si that everyone thinks it's great for Obama to stop his campaign to see his ailing grandmother (the one he previously threw under the bus about her "views" on black people) yet not a GOOD MENTION OF MCCAIN for stopping HIS Campaign to help the country. Fucking morons! STupid democratic, tree-hugging, liberal sacks of shit. Sit on your ass while WE WORK TO SUPPORT YOU. Spread the wealth around!!

  53. 53

    What do YOU care Perez? You don't give two shits about Republicans….

  54. 54

    Also what about all that money the state of Alaska forked over so she could fly her ever-expanding brood all over the place to go to hockey games and sled dog races? She can suck it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Obama 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  56. 56

    honestly, those who dont think michelle and barrack where also given image consultants by the dem party are just kidding themselves…what should she go to a convention in a kmart skirt, payless heels and a blouse from target? really people she is running for vp of the country, get over it damn!!

  57. 57

    PEREZ WHY DONT YOU REPORT THAT OBAMA SPENT $250,000 ON THIS CURTAINS??? hmm doesn't that seem a bit excessive? Get a life

  58. 58

    Can anybody tell me why The comments Biden made about obama being "tested by an iternational crisis in his first 6 months as president" are not getting put up? WTF? Biden said mark his words, this is going to happen! Do they know something we don't? Or is biden just being his usual dumbass self? Both he and obama are a joke

  59. 59

    Why does the Dem party keep Michelle Obama muzzled? Because she is insane and goes off the handle when she speaks. It really is scarry to think of here as being the first lady. As for spending $$$ since the Dems have so much that they can buy 30 minute spots on TV major stations - even during the World Series. Maybe the should divert some to the National Debt, instead of wasting it on stupid adds.

  60. 60

    oh eat it, Perez. Michelle Obama spends a ton of money on clothes too except for tax dollars pay for it instead. Of course she has to look good. I will gladly fork over money for her to look nice in front of America. She's a freaking VP nominee, what do you expect?!

    You wanna talk about nominee's taking hand outs to look "good", then lets talk about how Obama bought a house for less than it was worth because if he bought it at the worth value he wouldn't have been able to afford it.

    Ugh. If you're going to bring up shit on one person, do it to the other. If not, keep your hole shut.

  61. 61

    Perez needs to get out of California and visit the rest of the country. Theres somethin in the water that makes you ignorant there. I'm not a huge fan of McCain/Palin…but they are the lesser of 2 evils. If Obama wins, he'll be the Ronald Reagan of the new millenium. He's a good talker, but he's going to put us even further in debt and wont resolve anything. At least Palin believes she can make a difference. If Obama wins, Nancy Pelosi will be the next president.

  62. 62


  63. 63

    Umm, ya, and your point is? When you are in front of the world and must make many multiple appearances, it is imperative you look your best. She has to have different dresses/dress suits for every appearance and her hair, skin, makeup and nails need daily attendance. It's too hard to rack up $150,000 after a couple months of that. Believe me, Obama's campaingn is racking in much more money than McCain's, and I am quit sure Michelle is spending a bundle to on her dress and look.

  64. 64

    Re: god_quit_being_a_sheep – THANK YOU! i completely agree!

  65. 65

    The Obama campaign spend even more on making troll Michelle look presentable- they're just more adept at burying the accounting in the sea of donation cash.

    PS: Have y'all noticed how insane Stephanie Cutter is? Major schizo.

  66. 66

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Perez, you make me laugh. Did you really do your homework? No I don't think so. Because Mrs. Obama isn't a true American or Patriot for that matter and you make her to be oh, look at me, I shop at H&M and Target and stay away from Madison Ave. Oh, but just dont look at my Jimmy Choo's or my diamond necklace/ earrings. And hmmmm, I wonder how much Barack Obama spends on his Italian suits. I love how you don't include an article on how Obama STOLE 4 Million dollars to pay for his nice, cosy home in Chicago.

  67. 67

    I didn't even know we HAD a Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis.

    Stupid RNC. I couldn't even stand in a short line for stupid McDonalds on my lunch break because of the infestation of Republicans.

    Don't wanna relive that.

  68. 68

    IF they spent that much for palin, NO TELLING what the costs were for HIllary thru her campaign!

  69. 69

    Well said Perez. Sarah Palin and Cindy McCain's are part of the party that claims to be interested in the livelihoods of the ordinary working class family, including the Joe Plumbers and the six pack guys! This pair could feed a group of families for year with the cost of their designer clothing budgets alone. At least Michelle Obama - who always looks super smart - buys clothes that most American woman can aspire to afford. She is sensible enough to know that flaunting wealth in todays economic climate does not resonate well with most people and certainly not with potential voters. As ususal, Cindy McCain and now Sarah Palin show how out of touch they are with the American people.

  70. 70

    Palin is such a fraud and sensible Americans who can identify as Americans and not with parties and seeing the B.S. the republicans have been feeding us for months!!!!

  71. 71

    Re: crystolh
    So what you're saying is that his Republican opponents in both the IL. Senate and U.S. Senate races were too icncompetent to check his national origin. Furthermore, since this allegation has been alleged you are confident that no Republicans out there have intelligent enough operatives to uncover the "truth". What happened to faith in your party? I think you're confusing the mystery Trig Palin's birth was shrouded in with Obama's birth.

  72. 72

    I'm not a fan of hers, but if she was wearing crap, or god forbid repeating outfits, she'd be insulted for that as well. This is a pretty frivolous story, in all fairness.

  73. 73

    Fuck off. Palin sucks, Biden sucks, Obama sucks, McCain sucks but what really sucks a donkeys sweaty, shit crusted asshole is what a hypocrite you are to say that you have "equal coverage" of this election. You are not a journalist. You are a blogger with no real education and no real research behind your decisions. I shudder to think how many people are going to be swayed by you.

  74. 74

    Re: BlancheD
    while i dont think cybele is right on all points, your the fool blanche if you think that the money spent by the rnc to 'pretty up' palin was not matched by the dnc on biden and obama for that matter…like cy said this is std fair; it was done for the bush sr and the clintons as well…mabye not to the extent as palin but it is normal

  75. 75

    Re: erhg74
    ooohhh you heard it on cnn, so I guess that makes it true??? stop watching t.v. and go do your own research…

  76. 76

    I think her defrauding Alaska is worse:
    "ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Gov. Sarah Palin charged the state for her children to travel with her, including to events where they were not invited, and later amended expense reports to specify that they were on official business." (she amended ONLY AFTER she was McCain's VP pick).
    "The charges included costs for hotel and commercial flights for three daughters to join Palin to watch their father in a snowmobile race, and a trip to New York, where the governor attended a five-hour conference and stayed with 17-year-old Bristol for five days and four nights in a luxury hotel."
    Palin would not pay when this was uncovered - only amended her expense report to read "First Family Visit" - when in reality, there was absolutely no reason for the kids to go along on her business trips.
    Cheap Sarah just likes freebies - at taxpayers expense.

  77. 77

    Will you republicans please come up with another defense other than throwing it at President Obama? All you f*ing do is whine. "Oh! That's not such a big deal! I want to know how Obama is spending his campaign contributions!"

  78. 78

    I'm sure that Obama has spent this much if not more to dress his family…. But of course you wont publish that. Obama's camp is working with MILLIONS of dollars when McCain is only working with thousands. Appearance is a lot in the public eye, so this is needed. How about you talk about Biden having diahria of the mouth!

    here's a little line of Biden the genius hahaha
    Oops, he did it again. Joe Biden’s latest comments display yet another hiccup. This time Biden admits his running mate is untested, acknowledges that the world knows it and that many try to exploit his inexperience: “We’re going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy,” Biden said this week.

  79. 79

    Re: Aileen (Canada)
    you are from canada… are you registered to vote in america?

  80. 80

    You do realize that ALL presidential canidates do this right!??! You dont think Obama's doing that too? & theres nothign wrong with Mac makeup. shit I wear DIOR & my sister wears MAC, Im in the upper MIDDLE CLASS so I dont see why it matters if she's wearing nice stuff. they knew her family would get a lot of pres, & wanted to make sure they looked nice for the pictures.

  81. 81

    HAHA Amen #5

  82. 82

    Actually taxpayers only paid for half of her gear…..McCain has matching funds up to 21 million from the Fed. The rest was paid by fund raising efforts. I would think most of those bashing her don’t pay taxes anyway so why would you care?

  83. 83

    Shut up already Perez.
    If anything Palin should be giving Michelle advice.
    That chick is hit. And people are sayin comments about Cindy, pleaseeee

  84. 84

    FuRe: scooterrific – Fuck you you ass hole.. that is all money that was donated to Obama AND NOT OUR OWN HARD EARNED TAX MONEY YOU FUCKING IDIOT!! GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU SOUND OFF LIKE A MORON

  85. 85

    Re: Big Black Dick
    You should really consider dropping the "Big Black" from your screen name. I doubt you're "Black", and I'm certain "Big" is a misnomer too. I think a better name would be, "Small Minded Racist Ass".

  86. 86

    Oh, big friggin' deal. Check out today's Drudge report. The Nobama camp has spent almost a half million on food, and over 21,000,000 million on polling. He's setting new records on campaign expenses. But his friggin' grandmother who raised him is living in an "apartment" in Hawaii????

  87. 87

    this is how perez uses his semi-celebrity to influence those who do not know any better.
    his one-sided bashing is purely just to manipulate people who do not take the time to fact check themselves.
    the sad part is he probably does sway those who are too lazy to come to their own conclusion.
    regardless of whether you are for or against any of the candidates…..his one-sided-ness should concern you.

  88. 88

    You can't pay to be smexy.

  89. 89

    I'm not surprised by this! Besides all that money spent on expensive clothes and she still looks like a fake lying dumbass bitch! We're doomed if McCain/ Palin wins, just watch her answering the question about what the vice president's job is. OBAMA 08!!!!

  90. 90

    I'm not surprised that the RNC has spent over $150K on her wardrobe, because Palin has used over $21K of Alaskan's tax dollars to fly herself and her family around.


  91. 91

    You should really check your facts before digging into her again Perez. Michelle Obama did the same shit. I know for a FACT that Paul Mitchell did her hair for the DNC– and you KNOW that can't be cheap. I wonder who else contributed to her wardrobe that night too. Whether or not Michelle is PAYING for these things, or if people are gifting/donating them to her, she's not in front of the camera as much as Paylin, AND whether people like to think it or not, Michelle Obama is NOT running for an office along with her husband. You shouldn't compare Sarah's expenses to Michelle Obama– you should instead compare her wardrobe to that of Obama, Joe Biden, and John McCain. You're such a fucking liberal. You people live in a fantacy world.

  92. 92

    Oh Perez, *you* should talk about hypocrisy?? Who gives a crap what they spend? Michelle O is **soooo not** Jackie Kennedy Onassis and never will be so why should Palin take lessons from that pseudo racist? And why not bash the Repubs a little more, Perez? America will regret the day they elected Obama.

  93. 93

    AMEN # 42!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  94. 94

    Re: Deredeo – Deredeo, I was commenting on the economic point Cybele was trying to make. Palin's spending of donations from the rich will do nothing for the economy. We need the middle class, who is currently holding onto their $$ to feel comfortable spending. Campaign contributions tend to come from the very wealthy (I know not all) and they're spending money regardless.

  95. 95

    Re: PeruvianPrincess – …you will regret the day that wolf-in-sheep's-clothing Obama won.

  96. Eddie says – reply to this


    When's her sex tape gonna surface?

  97. 97

    Give me a break!!Barack is spending way more than any other candidate in history! 650 million on his campaign. Money that could be used to feed the poor etc. I bet if someone investigated deeply where alot of this astronomical amount came from they would discover Arab muslim terrorist ties! I find it humorous that everyone picks on Sarah for petty stuff. They obviously are threatened by her enormous popularity. and for what reason. There is no REAL reason. That hag Madonna is even jealous of Sarah's popularity.

  98. 98

    Re: Aileen (Canada)
    Re: Aileen (Canada)
    Re: Aileen (Canada)
    are you registered to vote in the u.s.?????????????

  99. 99

    Oh come on Perez. You see the dresses that Michelle Obama is wearing.
    They have been using the donation money to make Michelle look like Jackie O.

    Stop hating on Palin! They are going to vote "NO" on Prop 8. Get use to it.

  100. 100

    The Republicans will have to suck up their losses on this one. This anti-gay, anti-woman washed up ho will take her new clothes back to Alaska and wear them to the next Caribou Hunter's Ball. She can never keep up to Cindy McCain though who has closests stuffed with clothes in all her and John's 11 houses. And Michele Obama has one closet and one house.

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