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Palin: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

I'm starting to love Sarah Palin. She's really all the entertainment you need. Latest fun? The $150,000 shopping spree.

Since her selection as John McCain's running mate, the Republican National Committee spent more than $150,000 on clothing and make-up for Gov. Sarah Palin, her husband, and even her infant son, it was reported on Tuesday evening.

The champion of small town values, the foe of wasteful spending, the defender of Joes (Sixpack and The Plumber,) apparently did her shopping in those most budgest-conscious and pro-American of America-loving small town venues: Sachs and Neiman's.

For those of you not familiar with the two stores in question, a single sock costs what you spend on your monthly car payment. You want a whole pair of socks? Bring your Krugerrands.

Now, I'll tell you something: I'm fairly hard to shock on clothing expenses because I love my Zanella slacks and my Zegna suits and my Bruno Magli shoes. (None of which I actually wear, by the way. Mostly I wear Gap jeans and Eddie Bauer t-shirts. Can I get a little product placement money, here?) But even I don't know how to piss away 150 large on clothing.

A hundred and fifty thousand dollars? Seriously? Are you insane?

You know how much clothing you could buy at Wal-Mart for 150,000 bucks? All of it.

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  1. Anonymous MiM Says:

    She needed something special for the Presidential Swimsuit Competition.

    Sorry... I just couldn't resist. Apparently Sarah is not really just "one of us".