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Hot duds.Cast your mind back to late October, when $150,000 still seemed like a lot of money. That’s how much the Republican National Committee reported it had spent to date on Sarah Palin’s silken royal costumes and tastefully selected haute couture for her rapidly multiplying hillbilly brood. It turns out that, in the final tally, the RNC did not spend 150K after all — they spent $30,000 more than that.

New spending reports reveal that that the RNC’s tab came to a princely $180,000, spent not only at high-end stores like Saks and Nieman Marcus but also crappy “regular people” stores like Foot Locker and Wal-Mart and Toys R Us. Jesus Christ. If you are going to let people spend hundreds of thousands of dollars making you look fancy, do not let your designated shoppers to go fucking Foot Locker. That is just throwing good money after bad.

RNC spends $180K on Palin and family [Politico]

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  • TurdBlossom

    I think my favorite parts of this whole scandal are the numerous shots of Palin from the neck down.

  • Noodle Salad

    Palin also had three wal-mart employees who raised an eyebrow at her choice of outwear summarily trampled.

  • Servo

    …and none of it made her any more appealing.

  • Borat

    Wal-mart. It figures she was shopping there – they have a national return policy.

    The items in question have long ago been returned by SnowDude for a cash refund (or exchange towards Snowmobile parts or fishing/hunting gear).

    It’s the oldest money laundering trick in the book

  • ManchuCandidate

    I never thought the lunkheads who spouted off about Sarah’s executive experience were right. She does have executive experience, if she worked for AIG.

  • bonsai pajamas

    Ah, a silkened pig ear after all. Or maybe not.

  • Advocatus_Diaboli

    Footlocker’s that store where the clerks dress up like referees, right? Sounds like ‘tards supportin’ ‘tards to me.

  • Spackle Camshaft Palin

    [re=191830]TurdBlossom[/re]: It’s not like there’s anything she uses above her neck.
    Her head will be rendered obsolete once she figures out how to make her shoulders wink.

  • ForTheTurnstiles

    When do we get to see the Sarah Palin Fail-O-Meter again?

  • shanemcgowan

    If she had won, her salary would have been $208,100. Perhaps she could have been paid in Toys-R-Us Giftcards.

  • BarthexDeRosa

    Methinks Palin’s hillbilly brood is spawned much the same way as in Cronenberg’s “The Brood”.

  • bonsai pajamas

    [re=191830]TurdBlossom[/re]: That’s the Marie Antoinette look.

  • Doglessliberal
  • bonsai pajamas

    The real scandal comes when we learn of the leather gussets, girdles, and collar wear. oo-la-la!

  • OKLAHOMAjesus?

    Damn you could buy a lot’o’truck nutz for that price.

  • charlesdegoal

    Nationalize her wardrobe. Give the clothes to the needy. Think of the 530,000 new jobless about to play ecodrive.

  • MarieDeGournay

    Of for fuck’s sake! I bet just one of her outfits could pay off my college loans. *seethes*

  • Godot

    …Toys R Us? What “clothing and accessories” did she get there?

    Oh, right.

  • Borat

    Seriously, toys-r-us. I really want to see the itemised receipt for that one.

  • Terry

    [re=191846]bonsai pajamas[/re]:

    Those items were purchased for McCain by Cindy.

  • TGY

    Victoria’s Secret. My, my.

  • Woodwards Friend

    The RNC should donate the underwear it bought for the Palins to the Smithsonian. I would go see Bristol Palin’s used thongs.

  • Carrie_Okie

    DIET DOCTOR PEPPERs are the new Trucknutz. Only not.
    Total. Complete. Fail.

    Maybe she had some scam going with AxHole Rose and Coca Cola involving “Chinese Democracy,” SamJoeBob the “plummer,” Ted Nugent, a chainsaw, and 180,000.00 U$D in lubricunts?

  • Pop Socket

    Couldn’t she have just worn Cindy McCain’s hand me downs?

  • Miller

    Money well spent by the McCain campaign. I’m sure all those jackets, skirts, and “World’s Greatest Snowmobile Enthusiast” shirts were a much better investment that a ground operation or a GOTV program.

    http://thesebastards.blogspot.com/

  • Darehead

    Well, what can ya say to a pit bull in haute couture?

    Hot coot yer? … in what respect Charlie?
    Depends on the lipstick shade.
    See ya at the hockey game! !

  • Servo

    No blood-stained turkey feather boa?

  • Luke Warm

    I thought her RNC outfit looked like a Toy R Us original.

  • ClemsonEcon

    Spend $180,000 to dress a redneck and look what you get. Its still a redneck. Like the old saying here in SC says, ” Q. Know what the white stuff is on chickensh*t?…A. Its chickensh*t.

  • Godot

    [re=191852]Borat[/re]: Dude, don’t you remember the Talking Hulk Hands she had on during the Katie Couric interview? Her lack of functional fingers explains how she fumbled even the simplest of questions. Though in the hands’ defense, “Hulk Smash!” was the most coherent answer given during the entire interview.

  • Larry McAwful

    The rest of the country is cutting back. For example, I needed some new shirts recently, but times being what they are, I went to Sears instead of that fancypants emporium, J.C. Penny’s.

    I might go back to Penny’s again if that country music recording contract comes through, which is how all the U.S. Americans thrive, sooner or later. I’m just a regular guy, is all.

  • DoctorCulturae

    [re=191854]TGY[/re]: Yes, the V’s Secret purchases may earn her a little more credibility as a literal “maverick.” Or perhaps one would have to ask Snowdude to find out for sure.

  • WIDTAP

    [re=191838]Spackle Camshaft Palin[/re]: That’s unfair. Everything has a purpose. Her head is their to support her “Hello sailor” winking eye.

  • obfuscator

    [re=191865]Larry McAwful[/re]: I hope you see some income from your videos on VelocitySpeed.org!

  • mookworthjwilson

    [re=191855]Woodwards Friend[/re]: You do know you are going straight to hell for that statement right?

  • Borat

    [re=191854]TGY[/re]: What makes you think it was SnowBilly at Victoria’s Secret? I think SnowDude likes to wear silk undies as much as the rest of us

  • 4tehlulz

    But she’s a regular Joe just like Real Americans!

  • Cape Clod

    What? You were expecting a Republican to stay within a ridiculously generous budget? When was the last time that happened?

  • choinski

    Except Todd spent alot of it on Furries outfits and bon-bons

    http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/jezebel/2008/12/chrismarch3.jpg

  • WIDTAP

    [re=191866]DoctorCulturae[/re]: “there”, not “their”. On Friday, drinking always starts early.

  • Capitol Hillbilly

    OK 180K for duds, 100K plus for hair and makeup … so the total price tag for those Sarah Starburts (TM) was a cool quarter million. Wonder who besides Sissy Saxby wound up with a souvenir pair of silk undies?

  • Naked Bunny with a Whip

    Except Todd spent alot of it on Furries outfits

    Obviously not enough of it. I don’t think that fursuit is even anatomically correct. Or is that Todd?

  • finallyhappy

    It costs a lot to get a maternity wedding dress- and I ask again- WHEN is the wedding- and how about the Bristol/Levi lovechild???

  • Godot

    [re=191865]Larry McAwful[/re]: I was already buying all my clothes at Target when times were good, I don’t know how I can cut back any further without buying soiled secondhand clothes.

  • El Bombastico

    I feel cheap and white trashy because I really like Diet Dr. Pepper.

  • pondscum

    [re=191883]Godot[/re]: Goodwill. Seriously. In some towns they are bursting with rich people designer duds from last season. I’d try the one near the McCains…

  • Larry McAwful

    [re=191883]Godot[/re]: Sorry. I should have realized that by talking about Sears I was putting on airs.

  • anabellum

    [re=191883]Godot[/re]: buying second hand clothes isn’t that bad, i buy almost everything that way…that is, everything but shoes, those i make myself from what’s left of the squirrels i trap for dinner….

  • Larry McAwful

    [re=191889]pondscum[/re]: You know, that’s actually true. I once found a genuine Harris Tweed in a Goodwill store in the small town in Pennsylvania where I grew up. Maybe Harris Tweed isn’t what some people think of when you say “big-name designer,” but in my little nerdworld, it counts, and anyway, my wife digs it, so that counts for something.

    They also had plenty of Chess King there. Big scores all around!

  • NoWireHangers

    [re=191851]Godot[/re]: Haha! Or maybe Palin bought a Hannah Montana wig for herself so she could go incognito every once in awhile.

  • montresor

    Godot: “Soiled secondhand”? You’re not thrifting smart. I get lots of things with tags still on them from thrifts here in Cleveland. Jeans are hard to find in our obese landscape — nobody under a 38″ waist anymore, and they all get those saggy baggy elephant pants, so that’s what makes it into the thrifts. But occasionally a 31W-32L pair of 505s shows up, and pretty new-ish too, as the American male outgrows them faster than he can wear them out. Shirts are a lot easier to find, especially new stuff from embroidery places that sells for as low as 85 cents — that’s how much I paid for a brand new white Oxford buttondown embroidered with the name and insignia of a place called BrainLab. How cool is that?? Also find Brooks Brothers dress shirts in great shape, as well as other “high-end” brands. Same algorithm applies — men get fat before their shirts get worn out, so the Mrs sends them off to the thrift. The only thing that you can’t get is men’s shoes. Guys wear these things till they look like leather pods with acromegaly.

  • ella

    Brooks Brothers?? What, Todd got his first tie? Perhaps some shotgun wedding attire?

  • ToeCramps

    She gets one whore diamond with a one way ticket back to Wasilla!

  • totoro

    Did she not hear about Dress for Success? My office sends like 20 black J.Crew stewardess/summer-intern ensembles there every year that would totally fit her.

    Its so poignant that poltical welfare-queen Palin got her very first french tips at a day spa on the public dime. Meanwhile Barry O rakes in nearly 1 billion dollars. At least 180K in crisp fifties flew out of Obama’s ass everytime he sneezed. Which was rare because he works out a lot and is never sick.

  • JadedDIssonance

    [re=191899]Larry McAwful[/re]: I once found East West Musical Instruments and Members Only leather jackets at a second-hand store. One of each.

    180k is pearls before belipsticked swine.

  • coolcatdaddy

    [re=191846]bonsai pajamas[/re]: Hmm… I wonder what the Republican National Committee spends overall for leather harnesses, ball gags and other assorted fetish wear.

  • Woodwards Friend

    [re=191872]mookworthjwilson[/re]: Well I’m already going to hell for voting for Godless Muslin communist Barack HUSSEIN Obama so anything else is a freebie sin.

  • trondant

    [re=191946]Woodwards Friend[/re]: No crackers and grape juice for you!

  • Lascauxcaveman

    do not let your designated shoppers to go fucking Foot Locker.

    What’s a girl to do? That damn Big-5 in Wasilla never has any New Balance 907’s in stock, so when you see some in the window of the Manhattan Foot Locker superstore, you pop in.

    And buy 11,000 pairs.

  • HuskyMescan

    well, at least she’s merikan born citizen with valid birf certifkit, not foto copied in a kenyan kinkos.

    Hehehe..foot locker, the mall-based shoe store. I bet the Palin’s are big fans of Chelsea’s

  • StephanieInCA

    Right, but how much of that was for Michael Jackson’s original Thriller jacket? Or did she just have to trade one of her kids for that?

  • HuskyMescan

    Hahaha, this a good xmas gift:

    http://washingtontimes.com/weblogs/bellantoni/2008/Dec/05/palin-featured-in-09-calendar/

    looks like she’s sporting a Walmart ensemble while holding a “Moose blaster” from Academy.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    I’ll join the chorus of Goodwill lovers here. I started shopping there in college, searching for the perfect vintage skinny ties and sharkskin sportscoats that were so beloved by my New Wave fashion crowd. Damn, we looked sharp. A heavy wool car coat or a classic trench is so much classier than a new gore-tex ski parka and costs 1/10 as much, if you know where to look for them.

    Goodwill, Saint Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army stores. They’ve got bales of them.

  • S.Luggo

    [re=191848]OKLAHOMAjesus?[/re]: At $50/barrell, $180000 = 3600 barrels of crude. Pay up, Barbie.

  • Hooray For Anything

    The sad thing is that every other day there’s yet another story that shows her as a phony(a condescending, snide, lying one at that),yet there are thousands of people out there who still think she’s awesome. Saxby Chambliss used her as a campaign prop and even thanked her for her help in winning the election. People still think she’s the leading Republican figure right now and I’ve even heard reference to a Palin-wing of the Republican Party.

    Why do I bring this up? Because my head hurts everytime I bang my head against the wall when I hear her name and she’s turning me into an alcoholic.

  • S.Luggo

    Did poor little Trig get anything out of the shopping spree except for a new drool drag for his pet carrier? http://inventorspot.com/files/images/Pet%20Carrier.gif

  • CaliforniaMike

    $180 large? For that much money, couldn’t she at least have gotten a pair of Double D’s and an ass tuck?

  • tiger

    Did anyone see Mr. Limbaugh on Baba Wawa last night giving his sage incite into the new Republican goddess, Sarah Palin? Hilarious. Fat pig, overpaid, total republican.

  • tiger

    Did it never occurr to Ms. TundraWhore that HOMOS made that shit AND styled her hair AND designed all the packaging? Serves her right going to Wal-Mart and Toys Fart Us.

  • tiger

    i mean insight. oops.

  • NunnaTheSOBs

    Well let’s see:
    This avid campaigner against “socialism”,
    when given the chance to spend SOMEONE ELSE’S
    MONEY, went apeshit in high end stores (Nieman’s,
    Saks …) but reverted to her low-born self
    and had to fill up a cart at WalMart ($5000
    designer suits on top, 50 cent panties on the
    bottom).
    That senile ole fuck McCain had to push this
    pathetic bitch onto the national stage (where
    she never would have gotten if she had not
    had the “leg up” from numb nuts), and now
    we’ll have her in our lives for the next 20
    years.
    Bail out the banks — yes, bail out GM, Ford, Chrysler —
    maybe, pull snowbird hillbillies out of obscurity —
    you betcha.

  • Baby Bedding

    For all that money could of got a Boob Job.

  • mrtrailsafety

    “As for the clothes, RNC spokesman Alex Conant said: “The accessories have been returned, inventoried and will be appropriately dispersed to various charities.”

    Yessiree. That Victoria’s Secret thong went back, without a stain on it.

  • Rev. Juan MessyCan

    [re=192066]Hooray For Anything[/re]: Fortunately, the GOP is WASP, which means it has 4 wings- not enough for any individual segment to do any damage anymore. Also.

  • Mara47

    [re=191857]Pop Socket[/re]: With those thighs? In her dreams!

  • kimbongil

    Think of what retail sales would have looked like in Sept and Oct without her…yeesh

  • azw88

    [re=192344]kimbongil[/re]: Yup, notice how things tanked right after the election? The RNC was no longer feeding the clothes horse. This Aint no Obama recession, it is a Palin DEPRESSION!

  • 102415

    So which charities did the clothes go to exactly? I call bullshit and more lies. If any of them had any real brains they would auction the dirty rags off for major RNC bucks if they really got them back. I used to volunteer at a thrift shop and have hilarious memories of rich people with garbage bags of grease stained dish towels demanding and then receiving receipts for hundreds of dollars in tax credits.

  • Borat

    [re=192094]NunnaTheSOBs[/re]: The most frightening part of your post:

    “and now we’ll have her in our lives for the next 20 years”

  • wickedlittledoll

    You’d be surprised how much money it costs to take a Wasilla eyesore and make her presentable to “fake” America…
    http://democralypsenow.blogspot.com/

  • Hans Xioaping

    Never could really get drummed up about the whole clothes thing.

  • aleks

    That’s a lot of lipstick for one pig.

  • aleks

    [re=191843]bonsai pajamas[/re]: Omega win.

  • JDHART

    I don’t get it. You’d think with all that money she’d be more attractive. She’s still kind of blah.

  • villageatrois

    If she had stayed on today’s cartoon page, where she belongs, she coulda saved a lot of money. For $180,000, they could have hired four primary grade teachers to help her with the Readings, and Mapology, and Dinosaurusses, and Numbers, and the History of Things that Have Already Happened,, and Where Babies Come From, and like, and such as.

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