Wednesday, October 22, 2008

$150,000 to Outfit the Palin Clan?! That is a Savings

There's been a lot of reporting about the 150,000 dollars that's been spent gussying up the Palin Posse. People are outraged? How could they waste money like that-- using donors cash to remake the Alaska First Family?

But all you outraged folks got it wrong. This is actually a savings! They have cut wardrobe spending by 50% which is real reform. I mean let's not forget that the better half of the top of the ticket spent, by many estimates, 300,000 dollars on her jewelery and outfit for the convention! That was on ONE outfit. Sarah is just playing catch up.

Cindy McCain Monday Night Outfit at the RNCC
Oscar de la Renta dress: $3,000
Chanel J12 White Ceramic Watch: $4,500
Three-carat diamond earrings: $280,000
Four-strand pearl necklace: $11,000–$25,000
Shoes, designer unknown: $600
Total: Between $299,100 and $313,100
from Vanity Fair

Is it old money vs. new money? Or personal wealth vs. pork barrel spending of donor's contributions?

And the question I have? How is it that Tina Fey can make it look better while spending a fraction of the Palin wardrobe budget? Maybe someone should take Caribou Barbie to the outlets?

crossposted from FL