Today, this from news.com.au
THE Republican National Committee appears to have spent more than $US150,000 ($221,500) on clothes for vice presidential pick Sarah Palin.
The Republicans' main campaign and fundraising organ spent tens of thousands at high-end stores, such as Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis and New York and Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis, the Politico website said.
The committee also spent $US4716 ($6964) on hair and makeup through September, Politico said.
Those kinds of expenditures did not appear in the RNC's financial disclosure records before the Alaska governor was named to John McCain's ticket in August, it said.
Politico said it reviewed the RNC's September monthly financial disclosure report and found a new category, "campaign accessories", included in the report of "itemised co-ordinated expenditures".
heh - AWESOME!! I'm gonna put that down on my tax return next year - itemised co-ordinated expenditure!! LOVE IT!
The McCain-Palin campaign issued a statement shortly after the report appeared online.
"With all of the important issues facing the country right now, it's remarkable that we're spending time talking about pantsuits and blouses," said spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt.
"It was always the intent that the clothing go to a charitable purpose after the campaign."
Because as we *know* what homeless and poor women need, to protect them from the harsh elements of a cold winter, are beautifully coordinated pantsuits.
And, let's be honest, it's not like she's going to need them to wear to foreign policy or financial crisis meetings after the campaign, is she?!