You cannot, cannot make this stuff up! Palin got staffers to buy her stuff.

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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0 Responses to You cannot, cannot make this stuff up! Palin got staffers to buy her stuff.

  1. Marianne says:

    well, you can compare Palin’s shopping spree to Obama’s one trillion dollar spending package, and see which one makes more sense.

  2. leapsecond says:

    Or the $700 billion bailout both McCain and Obama voted for…

  3. M. Patterson says:

    What?! Your guy won, already! Is there no end to your crap?!

  4. PiedType says:

    “Lost,” my ass! I’m betting a whole lot of those clothes end up back in Wasilla.

  5. An American Liberal says:

    I know, I’m just a conspiracy nut job in need of a tin foil hat, but this smells really fishy. Anyone else think this is the RNC doing a “hit” on Palin to insure she never sees the light of national politics again? I think O’Reily said he whiffed a book deal in the air, but I dunno, seems like the RNC is shuffling Palin out of the deck.

    Bleh, what do I know?

    As an Obama supporter (yeah, i watch fox, it amuses me), I would love to see her on the 2012 ticket (like she would make it through the primaries…). Obama vs Palin, and they thought this was an electoral landslide?! Hehe….

  6. leapsecond says:

    American Liberal: I wholeheartedly agree. I don’t think this is true and it’s just a smear job by the GOP to get Palin out.

  7. Venessa says:

    I agree that it is a smear job too. Gotta love politics!

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