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I’m not one to talk. I have three shirts. I don’t know a lot about fashion. But jeez. Sarah Palin ain’t looking all Real America. The Politico is reporting that the RNC appears to have shelled out $150,000 for Palin’s outfits budget. Talk about welfare!

In between calling Obama a socialist, claiming that he hangs out with terrorists, and lying about that Bridge To Nowhere (remember that?), Palin is shopping on the RNC’s dime:

“The Republican National Committee appears to have spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August.

According to financial disclosure records, the accessorizing began in early September and included bills from Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis and New York for a combined $49,425.74.

The records also document a couple of big-time shopping trips to Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis, including one $75,062.63 spree in early September.

The RNC also spent $4,716.49 on hair and makeup through September after reporting no such costs in August.

Politico asked the McCain campaign for comment, explicitly noting the $150,000 in expenses for department store shopping and makeup consultation that were incurred immediately after Palin’s announcement. Pre-September reports do not include similar costs.

Spokeswoman Maria Comella declined to answer specific questions about the expenditures, including whether it was necessary to spend that much and whether it amounted to one early investment in Palin or if shopping for the vice presidential nominee was ongoing.”

The money might be worth it if Palin actually understood what the Vice President’s role actually is.

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