Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Hockey Mom's Makeover?

The beauty or scandal of the Republican vice presidential nominee's new look appears to be in the eye of the beholder's party.

By Robin Abcarian and Kate Linthicum, LA Times
October 23, 2008

She portrays herself in campaign appearances as an average working woman with small-town values, a hockey mom who shops at Wal-Mart, the wife of a union member who works with his hands.

So the news that the Republican National Committee has bought Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her family nearly $150,000 worth of clothing since September has fueled charges of hypocrisy by her detractors and sparked questions about the legality of the expenditures.

Canary Papers sums it up:

  • Shopping spree at Saks Fifth Avenue: $49,425.74.

  • Shopping spree at Neiman Marcus: $75,062.63

  • Shopping spree at Macy’s: $9,447.71

  • Shopping spree at Barneys New York: $789.72

  • Shopping spree at Bloomingdales: $5,102.71

  • Hair and make-up for one month: $4,716.49

  • Voice lessons: figures not yet released

  • Services of make-up artist, Amy Strozzi: $13,200.00

  • Cost to the McCain-Palin campaign’s self-righteous 6-pack Joe the Plumber message: priceless

Hockey mom? My *rse... Maverick? Com'on people!


At 8:55 PM, Blogger Mad Zionist said...

Palin is not keeping the wardrobe after the election. All the clothes will be auctioned off to charity.

Will Obama be giving back the $5.3 million he spent on the Greek Temple he built for his convention speech?

Answer: Nope...not one penny.


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