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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