Thursday, October 23, 2008

Unraveling the Palin clothing account

I've been wondering how many outfits $150,000 would buy. It seemed like a lot of money to me, even at the high-end stores. I've been waiting for some fashionista to price out the Palins' wardrobe. At that level of retail, designer suits generally only run a few thousand bucks apiece at most. It would take a lot of $800 Louis Vuitton bags to add up to that amount.

That hasn't happened yet but the mystery about the purchases continues to unfold. It appears on investigation that the purchases don't add up or make sense. For instance, that $4,902.45 charge at Atelier New York doesn't show up in the store's receipts and the clothing line there is apparently quirky and not that suitable for campaign events. Additionally, of the two purchases made at the children’s boutique in Minneapolis, one is accounted for in the outfit the Palin baby wore at the convention, but the other $98 outfit, purchased days later, was for a 2 year old.

The Republican spokespeople say they aren't concerned about fradulent charges to the Palin clothing account but it sounds to me like the Palin family's personal shoppers were doing a little personal shopping for themselves.

(photo credit: Pacifier)

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

In light of today's continuing economic debacle, it has to be galling to most of us to watch these people pile up the bills. To quote the Republicans, "we need to know more" about the tens of thousands for basketball tickets, the huge per diem charges for staying home, the $700 hotel bills.

I've seen what the "what not to wear" folks can do with 5 grand and I haven't seen any such makeover despite the $150,000 VP for a Day spending spree. God only knows what they're doing and God help us if the Wasilla Hillbillies wind up in Washington.

10:41:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I don't think I've ever seen what not to wear, but I've seen a lot of references to it. Meanwhile, I see this morning Ms. Pit Bull says she did not spend all that money on clothes, and all those clothes she doesn't have, haven't left the belly of the plane and besides, she and First Dood are very frugal.

The crazy part is people are still buying her line of crapola.

11:21:00 AM  

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