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.
Yawn. Move on, please. It's the media's job to report, but the venomous hate-mongering between party-loyalists is absurd when we are on the brink of destruction thanks to eight years of the Cheney-Rove administration.
The clothes will be returned ... several years from now when they're donated to the Goodwill.
Everybody that's being realistic can see that she was just a ploy to get disgruntled Hillary voters. Never was and never will be a viable candidate for anything but Governer of Alaska and if you look at her background (i.e. bounced around to 5 different low tier colleges before finally getting her degree in journalism) and her abuse of power and habit of using tax payers money to fund her family vacations (that she claims are political trips) she is not even qualified to be governer of Alaska......her political career is DONE!!! I am glad she was on the GOP ticket though cause she sealed an easy Obama victory. So all yall can be made as you want because Obama is my president and YOURS too.......LOL!!!!
haha yea, I agree with Bigman, it would be.
HMM, OK CNN, how about everytime you run an article on Palins fashion costs you also run an add on OBAMA's natural born status quandary..... fair and balanced enough for you??
You guys are killing me! Any money that any of the candidates have to spend come from you and I. They are all overpaid for the results that have delivered. Please keep this perpetual machine rolling with the continuous comments.
I am sick of palin, but the RNC used her for thier own agenda (which failed miserably) and I think she should just keep the clothes and go stay in Alaska because I can't stand the sound of her screechy voice one more time. Another idea would be maybe the RNC could auction them off and pay the taxpayers back.
Thanks again for reminding me why I stopped watching CNN during the Democratic primaries, your loathing of smart and challenging women is becoming pathalogical.
Who has been buying Obama's $3,000 suits and what about that hideous dress Michelle wore when he gave his "I won" speech?
Just when we thought you'd had a blink of journalism.......sigh.
I cant wait until the day Sarah Palin is never spoken about again.
She is terrible and anyone who believes otherwise is so blind to the
truth that their is no saving them. Obama's presidency is going to historical and unprecedented. Come 2012 republicans and democrats will be stand united behind Obama and Sarah Palin would get blown out even worse than McCain.
Anyone that wants to be down on Palin because of $180,000 and doesn't have a problem with Obama raising $700,000,000 for a freaking political campaign is a certified nutjob.
When the heck is Sarah Palin going to do her job and return to Alaska ???
This is not fair!
This is not where I want my tax paying dollars going - I hope Alaskans take her to court and demand her termination – this is outrageous!
Who cares????? They should be jumping for joy that they were helping stimulate the economy....
I find it interesting that they focus on the spending of the only candidate in the race that was not a multi-millionare...
What about the spending habits of McCain, Obama, or Biden... or any of the member of the senate for that matter.
Wake up all.... At that level you are dealing with the very wealthy. Both Dems and Repubs at that level all know how to spend the cash...
I just wish all the sheeple would open their eyes, evaluate all candidates on their behavior and the quality of their character rather than which political party they belong to.
I am brainless thats why I support Sarah!!! She keeps a close eye on those darn Russians too!
3 strikes enjoy being in the minority with your hate filled narrow minded and ignorant party. You clearly are one of tehm and certainly not a vet. As clueless as you are I would fight again so you can spew your ignorance!
Why donate the clothes? Why not let her keep them, for crying out loud? Is some poor person going to wear the underwear from Victoria's secret? Underwear Sara Palin once wore?
Sound like collectors items for some.
Let's see...what are the Top Three reasons (complaints) why people (mostly women) dislike Sarah Palin??
1.) Because she is too pretty
2.) Because she makes women "look stupid"
3.) Because of what she wears
Seriously? Gee I wonder if these are the same people that voted Bill Clinton into office because he was considered attractive and nothing else.
If you are going to attack Sarah Palin, do some research on her policies, not on what she wears.
Get a life people. Grow up.
Well the 180,000 did make her look incredibly georgeous, but no money in the world will cure her blatant stupidity.
janell on December 5th, 2008 11:06 pm ET WROTE:
Well the democrats voted in this CRACKCASE of a president. We will be discussing far more than a fashion bill on here after he completely RUINS our country. Black men can't lead!
What a pathetic racist you are. Go away.
So pretty yet so dumb.
Just a lot of jealousy..... Her detractors only wish they could look that good....
Seriously, the bashing should stop. One thing people need to realize is that alienating and demonizing large groups of people (e.g. the people of Alaska that voted for SP), does nothing to move this country forward. You have to realize that Alaska is a very strategic piece of this country from both a geographic and natural resource perspective. Bring them into the fold, don't tell them how stupid they are for voting for SP as governor.
The people have spoken, and Obama is now the president elect. Time will tell if Sarah Palin has what it takes to be an effective leader and whether she will be capable of being president in the future.
Wow. imagine all these clothes DO end up on Ebay. Hmm.. I'm sure her "fan" base would pay a high price for them... LOL!
Has Sarah gone back to her " POLE DANCING " job in Anchorage yet???
She can use the underware there..
But I still think most of it was for Todd...
Get over it.
She's disgusting and I'm sick of hearing about her. She's a racist and should be charged with attempting to insite hatred in people concerning Obama. She's a tacky old hypocrite, and God would not be pleased with her trying to kill Obama's character for her name sake. Could you imagine what kind of country we would have if she had won, both her and Mc Same? We are already at a point where families are losing everything, kids sleeping in cars, going without food, jobless rate is through the roof. Bush has left us in a condition where we can't even buy a vowel, and she felt spending all that money on clothes was necessary. Sarah, newsflah, you didn't look any better!. Stop using the Lord's name for your personal gain, cause that's not Christian behavior.
She's a beautiful woman and should be dressed so! If she were a man, she could have worn a suit and tie, day in and day out, and a different tie, and who would have run out to find out how much the tie, let alone the suit, cost-NO ONE!