Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The flyest hockey mom in all of Wasilla

This is definitely not elitist behavior:
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.
What would Joe the Plumber think? (WWJTPT?) With money like that, she could start her own plumbing business... or at least pay Joe's back taxes.

It may have cost $150,000, but it least it won some voters:

Ladies and gentlemen, your third entry for best photo of the 2008 campaign!

1 comment:

  1. if she gave that money to Joe that would be an unacceptable redistribution of wealth