Friday, October 24, 2008


Amy Strozzi, who works on the reality show "So You Think You Can Dance" and has been Palin's traveling stylist, was paid $22,800, according to campaign finance reports for the first two weeks in October. In contrast, McCain's foreign policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann, was paid $12,500, the report showed. This is patently unfair, since they both perform similar functions. Strozzi tries to make Palin look prettier, and Scheunemann tried to make McCain look smarter (a much more difficult task). Either way, they both dress mannequins.
In recent days, McCain and his running mate have tried to douse a furor over how their side spent their money. The Republican National Committee came under scrutiny after the party committee reported earlier this week that it had spent about $150,000 in September on wardrobe and cosmetics from high-end department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus after Palin joined the Republican ticket.
The purchases offered a stark contrast to Palin's image as a "hockey mom" who calls herself part of an average, middle-class American family. In one shopping spree for Palin, the RNC spent $75,062 at Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis. It also spent $49,425 at Saks Fifth Avenue and $4,902 at Atelier, a stylish men's store, and paid $92 for a romper and matching hat with ears for her infant son, Trig, at Pacifier, a Minneapolis baby store. She said they will be given back, auctioned off or sent to charity. Most of them, she said, haven't even left the belly of her campaign plane. Maybe she can put them on E-Bay like that plane she lied about.......
In response, Palin was quoted as saying....."If people knew how Todd and I and our kids shop so frugally." My favorite clothing store is a consignment shop (used clothing) called "Out of the Closet." Yeah, like the used condoms you buy for the family, right, Governor???
It should be noted that this overwhelmingly idiotic fashion expenditures are not limited to Palin, it has been estimated that Cindy McCain's RNC convention opening night outfit cost $300,000.00 (including jewelry), of course Mrs. McCain pays her own way, Palin's came out of the public financing money the taxpayers put up.
Sarah is not the only Palin who got an upgrade. Almost $5,000 was spent on clothing for her husband, Todd, and more on the Palin children. Now, that's just one scandal. Palin has also charged the Alaska state government for over $21,000 of airfare for her daughters and $700 hotel rooms and went back and amended the expense reports to justify the payments, not to mention $17,000 in per diems she was paid to live in her own home.

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