Did Palin really need $150k for a new wardrobe?
No one is saying that Sarah Palin should be required to walk around in flip flops and a hefty bag as she campaigns over the next two weeks.
But the $150,000 price tag on to get her dudded-up for the campaign trail has left many a political observer agog at the news.
It's those guys again
What tipped them off?
"Politico asked the McCain campaign for comment, explicitly noting the $150,000 in expenses for department store shopping and makeup consultation that were incurred immediately after Palin’s announcement. Pre-September reports do not include similar costs," writes reporter Jeanne Cummings.
The money trail
According to Politico, the Republican National Committee shelled out $150,000 for clothes and accessories for Palin and some of her family.
The Associated Press reports that "the RNC also spent $4,902 at Atelier, a stylish men's clothing store in New York. Other purchases included a $92 romper and matching hat with ears for Palin's baby, Trig, at Pacifier, a baby store in Minneapolis."
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