Vote 2008

In the style to which she has become accustomed

The Republican National Committee is paying a pretty penny for Josephine Sixpack’s expensive fashion tastes.

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.
A review of similar records for the campaign of Democrat Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee turned up no similar spending.

Will even the most diehard Republican ever donate to the RNC again? Other than corporate suckups, of course.