Palin – the ex-VP pick of John McCain, well, hockey moms won’t be happy.
As reported in Newsweek – Sarah Palin was at odds with John McCain – something was amiss, something wasn’t quite right, and it was Palin’s spending habit and what she was told not to do.
We KNOW that Palin wasn’t the right pick – but, and I did have to laugh, this:
NEWSWEEK: has also learned that Palin’s shopping spree at high-end department stores was more extensive than previously reported. While publicly supporting Palin, McCain’s top advisers privately fumed at what they regarded as her outrageous profligacy. One senior aide said that Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her family—clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. According to two knowledgeable sources, a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill. Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards. The McCain campaign found out last week when the aides sought reimbursement. One aide estimated that she spent “tens of thousands” more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband. Some articles of clothing have apparently been lost. An angry aide characterized the shopping spree as “Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast,” and said the truth will eventually come out when the Republican Party audits its books.
A Palin aide said: “Governor Palin was not directing staffers to put anything on their personal credit cards, and anything that staffers put on their credit cards has been reimbursed, like an expense.
Really? Oh dear! *Snark*
Palin went rouge – but only in a high-class store?
Give me a break!
Read the full article on News week – fascinating reading.
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