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 Thursday, October 23, 2008

Palin's Spending Spree Sheds Light on McCain Campaign's Priorities

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Gov. Sarah Palin brags that she's not a member of the Washington elite, but she sure is dressing like them.

The RNC has reportedly picked up a hefty price tag to clothe the the governor.

Campaign finance documents show the Republican Party spent more than $150,000 on clothing and accessories for the vice presidential candidate and her family at a series of swank department stores, the sort of places that "Joe Six-Pack" probably could not afford.

"She's a Saks-Fifth-Avenue-Neiman-Marcus hockey mom," cracked veteran Democratic strategist and ABC News consultant Donna Brazile.

The GOP-financed shopping spree seems destined to be material for late night comedians.

While she is not the first politician to use donations from political supporters on personal expenditures, it appears that she has spent more on clothing and makeup in a shorter period of time than any other candidate in history.

With just 13 days remaining in the campaign, the Republican camp is playing the spree down and Democrats are pouncing on what they see as Palin's rich tastes while appealing to hockey moms and their families.

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