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RNC Closes Loop on Palin Clothes
Politico.com ^ | 4/8/09 5:50 PM EDT | By KENNETH P. VOGEL

Posted on 04/08/2009 4:01:02 PM PDT by lewisglad

Closing a loop on the campaign finance side of the Sarah Palin clothes saga, the Republican National Committee late last month filed an amended report detailing exactly which disbursements were clothing purchases for the Republican vice presidential candidate and her family.

The amended report shows that the committee paid about $23,000 for clothing in the three weeks before and after Election Day — which is actually $7,000 less than previously reported.

That new report brings the total Palin clothing costs paid by the RNC down and also makes it easier to spot clothing purchases that had previously gone undetected.

For instance, a $192 payment to the Philadelphia Flyers pro shop previously described as “campaign accessories” was recategorized as “candidate clothing,” possibly for either the Flyers hockey jersey Palin reportedly received with her name and the No. 1 on the back before dropping a ceremonial puck or the one that her younger daughter, Piper, wore at the game.

Similarly, a $289 payment to high-end shoemaker Stuart Weitzman, which had been described as “retail” and “accessories,” became “candidate clothing.”

The report also details a number of clothing payments to retailers not known for their sartorial selection, including $49 to a UPS Store near running mate John McCain’s Arizona ranch; $144 to CVS stores in Ohio, Florida and Wisconsin; and $426 to various Walgreens stores.

The RNC did not respond to requests for comment about the amended report or the fate of the clothes, which were to have been donated to charity.

The amended report came at the behest of the Federal Election Commission, which last month ordered the committee to “include a brief statement or description of why the [accessory] expenditures were made” on behalf of the McCain-Palin campaign.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; awjeez; fashion; palin; rnc

1 posted on 04/08/2009 4:01:02 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad
Michelle was spending more than $23,000 for each of her atrocious gowns and other accessories.

No doubt that spider get-up required a trip up the Amazon to find spiders big enough to skin!

2 posted on 04/08/2009 4:04:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: lewisglad

How much did the DNC spend on The One, and how much did the RNC spend on McCain?


3 posted on 04/08/2009 4:04:17 PM PDT by uscabjd ( a)
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To: lewisglad

Good grief.


4 posted on 04/08/2009 4:04:51 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: lewisglad

I’d like to see a report detailing exactly which disbursements were made for the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois for year 2008.


5 posted on 04/08/2009 4:07:16 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: lewisglad
Why is this even an issue? Are the RNC and the McCain campaign staff so incompetent that they talk to the MSM about this. Or are the RNC trying to sabotage Governor Palin?
6 posted on 04/08/2009 4:08:51 PM PDT by detective
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To: muawiyah

Don’t forget about those Green Columns at the Democratic Convention..That alone cost a million bucks


7 posted on 04/08/2009 4:18:12 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: lewisglad

WHAT ABOUT THE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS TO ZERO HUSSEIN FROM OVERSEAS, THE FOREIGN PHONE BANKS, And The Millions Spent on ZERO’S PLANE Presidential Seat, Greek Columns and Thousands of Muslim Prayer Rugs? Is the FEC going to Investigate Those?
Does everyone believe the Michelle Paid for Her Thousands of Outfits and Hairdressers, makeup Artists and Photo Airbrushers?


8 posted on 04/08/2009 4:19:40 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: lewisglad

I hold ONE person responsible for Sarah Palin even considering these clothes. Cindy McCain. I think that Cindy was upset that Sarah was on the ticket and wanted to force her own sense of style into the campaign. Did you EVER see a photo-op with just the 2 candidates where Cindy was not also on stage?

To me, this speaks volumes as to how absolutely tone-deaf the McCains are. Of course Sarah Palin could not campaign for Vice President in fleece, but she certainly should have ignored Cindy’s invaluable “advice.”

I have no direct evidence of this, but I believe it nonetheless.

Palin/Anyone but Huckabee in 2102!


9 posted on 04/08/2009 4:20:38 PM PDT by tpmintx (Liberalism: Solving problems caused by Jealousy with solutions based on Lies.)
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To: lewisglad

Last fall, I thought we were told it was ~$150K that was spent for her clothing.


10 posted on 04/08/2009 4:23:05 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: detective

The media is attempting to portray Palin as a celebrity diva. It is part of the narrative that the MSM is pushing about Palin being not very bright.


11 posted on 04/08/2009 4:24:47 PM PDT by yongin (The Messiah's economic policy is a Katrina waiting to happen)
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To: lewisglad

The RNC spends it’s own money to buy clothes for a candidate. The DNC does the exact same thing and probably did it for Michelle and the kids. Yet for some reason the media is obsessed about how much the RNC spent.


12 posted on 04/08/2009 4:25:31 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Joann37
Last fall we were also told that Sen. Ted Stevens was a crook. Both lost their elections.

-PJ

13 posted on 04/08/2009 4:26:29 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

From what I sw Palin had three things against her:
1. The Republican Party
2. The main stream media.
3. The Democrat Party.


14 posted on 04/08/2009 4:30:35 PM PDT by sport
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To: detective

This story in the Politico is based on a report the RNC was required to file with the FEC. It’s all a matter of public record, no need for anyone to have spoken with media types.


15 posted on 04/08/2009 4:41:04 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: lewisglad

Money well spent, she looked fabulous all the time.


16 posted on 04/08/2009 4:41:32 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: TASMANIANRED

There is only about a couple hundred thousand old sailors who would bid on her skivvies....We all love Sarah....


17 posted on 04/08/2009 4:47:34 PM PDT by libertyhoundusnr
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To: lewisglad

Lets all talk about Palin’s clothes, why don’t we. And lets don’t talk about where O’s money comes from. Why don’t we.


18 posted on 04/08/2009 4:56:10 PM PDT by marron
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To: muawiyah

The LSM mad a huge deal out of the RNC buying Sarah’s clothes, but not one word about where Meeeshell is getting her clothes. I’ll bet that SHE isn’t paying for them.


19 posted on 04/08/2009 5:02:02 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: Joann37

You are suffering from dementia. Please see someone who can give and appropriate prescription. /s


20 posted on 04/08/2009 5:11:22 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: Joann37
Last fall, I thought we were told it was ~$150K that was spent for her clothing.

We were. I wonder if the Old Grey Lady, or the Washington Compost are going to 'amend' their stories about Sarah Palin's clothing expenses.

I, for one, won't be holding my breath waiting for their retractions.

21 posted on 04/08/2009 5:14:11 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Don’t forget about those Green Columns at the Democratic Convention..That alone cost a million bucks


Doesn’t the FEC allocate a certain amount for each party’s convention?.... I assume each convention can spend it as they want to with some guidelines I’m sure.


22 posted on 04/08/2009 5:26:50 PM PDT by deport
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To: detective
Or are the RNC trying to sabotage Governor Palin?

I think you just answered your own question.

23 posted on 04/08/2009 5:37:36 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: lewisglad

Why was this ever news. You mean to tell me that no money was spent by the Dems on clothes for the Obamas?


24 posted on 04/08/2009 5:53:34 PM PDT by CaptRon (Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: lewisglad

Oh no this is all over now, what is David Frum going to talk about on his blog?


25 posted on 04/08/2009 5:56:27 PM PDT by redk
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To: lewisglad

In other words, now that no one will notice or care, we learn that there really was nothing to the whole affair. The liberal media just wanted to smear Governor Palin, and they succeeded. Their dishonesty must be avenged someday.


26 posted on 04/08/2009 5:56:50 PM PDT by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: tpmintx

“Palin/Anyone but Huckabee in 2102!”

Lol, I like it :) I could get behind that ticket!


27 posted on 04/09/2009 5:49:33 AM PDT by chickpundit (Palin '12)
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To: WFTR

Exactly. The MSM manufactures stories out of nothing. Case in point — all of the misleading headlines on Mitt Romney stories that do not support anything in the actual article. They know most people run off hysterical without reading the whole article.


28 posted on 04/09/2009 12:09:37 PM PDT by redgirlinabluestate
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To: redgirlinabluestate

I guess that should be hysterically.


29 posted on 04/09/2009 12:13:17 PM PDT by redgirlinabluestate
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