WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Republican National Committee's total fashion bill for Sarah Palin's nine-week stint on the GOP presidential ticket is in: $180,000.
That's $30,000 more than the RNC previously disclosed it had spent outfitting and styling the Alaska governor and her family, according to Politico and the RNC's latest filings with the Federal Elections Commission.
The latest filing, which includes the final 3 weeks of the presidential race, shows the committee directed close to $55,000 to Palin's fashion stylist, New York-based Lisa Kline.
The RNC also spent close to $24,000 in several high end stores, including Ann Taylor, Bloomingdales, Brooks Brothers, Neiman's, Nordstrom, Macy's, Saks, Target, and Victoria's Secret.
The RNC has said all the clothes purchased will be donated to charity.
Meanwhile, the McCain campaign paid a total of $110,000 on Palin's traveling hair and makeup stylists, according to the New York Times and the McCain campaign's latest FEC filing.
News surfaced shortly before Election Day that Republicans had shelled out more than $150,00 on Palin and her family in clothing costs - a revelation that posed an unnecessary distraction for the struggling McCain campaign, and undercut Palin's hockey-mom credentials.
Gee...Makes ol' John Edwards haircut look like he was a cheapskate. Instead of the Republican party, it might just be called the Hypocrisy party. Just like they talk about wanting "smaller and less government" interference in our lives – yet they want to tell everyone who they can marry, what they should be believe, even how and what couples do in the privacy of their own homes. I guess privacy and belief only belong to the right wing of the republican party. Things that make you go hmmm...hey – didn't those pharisees wear white?
Make "Moose Girl Barbie" go away. Please, make her go away.
She could wear a potato sack and still be hotter than 99.99% of all other politicians.
Next time, do it your way Palin and don't mess with that crew.
How can you tell the difference between a Pitt Bull and Sarah Palin?
Brains and clothes! The dumb one shops at Saks!
Get over it, so what? What a pathetic story, someone running for Pres or VP should look their best, it's call imaging and the fees you stated are nothing in the industry!!!!!
You sorry liberals still can't get over Palin even when she's now out of the picture....
I guess I am going to have to vote democrat again.
THE RNC GOT THEMSELVES A HIGH END
POLE DANCER TO ENERGIZE THEIR BASE.
VIAGRA WOULD HAVE BEEN CHEAPER.
Can't you just see the needy people who received the charity from Palin and the RNC all decked out in the expensive clothing? I wonder where they will wear their new clothing to? I guess it's okay to lie to the American people as long as you give to charity.
Read where money was spent for the dudes silk underwear. What a ridiculous, unscrupulous waste of the doners money and again shows how out of touch the republicans are with what the American people want and expect. If I had been so ignorant as to donate to the republicans campaign, I would be furious.
Well... no matter how humble these candidates may have been at one time... I surely no longer consider them as humble any longer. You'll never convince me that the career politician quickly turn "Elitist" early in their career, never to return. This is quite the problem with US politics.
i know cnn will moderate it to death, but its the truth.
All that makeup and her chiin still resembles QUAGMIRE'S of 'Family Guy'.
Giggety giggety giggety!
what a shame, and a slap in the face to the american people.
What a useless story. This is as newsworthy as the coverage of how the big 3 execs travelled to Washington. Amazing these folks get paid to write this as, "news". Do they at least compare and contrast the spending of the (2) parties.....nope that would be fair coverage and apparently deemed as blasphemy. Keep chugging the kool aid folks.
Did anyone doubt her status as the High Priestess of Hypocrisy?
I always thought that the original $150,000 estimate was a rounded-down guess. Well, now the truth is out and I'm not at all surprised.
This is one of the things that is wrong with the news business today. Instead of reporting news, they try making news.
Next thing you know they will start asking who should be president in 2050!!!!!!!!!!!
It would appear people looked a bit past the "pretty wrapper" in the last election.
I would have thought "conservatives" would have had something better to "throw money" at than a wardrobe for a would be candidate.
I've seen more fiscal responsibility in Vegas...
Target and Ann Taylor are high-end stores?
Victoria's Secret?? Is there something more we should know?
And how much did Uhbamas trips to Hawaii on a chartered 757 cost?
Who cares! Find something worthwhile to write about. Maybe Pelosi's unnecessary use of our taxpayer money on her own private jet.
GOOD THING SHE HAD HER BOOBS DONE ALREADY.
OTHERWISE THE RNC WOULD HAVE HAD TO PAY FOR THEM TOO.
Donated? Giving the actual money spent to a charity in the first place might have been a better move...on many levels!
I hope everyone remembers this when she tries to run again!
So what.....She spent for presidential ticket. How about Michelle Obama? Michelle Obama spent money for her clothes and hair and make up more than Sarah Palin.Michelle Obama is just wife of senator. Sarah is an Alaska governor .It's unfair to gossip about her.