While most Americans are trying to save there homes from foreclosures, the market is near or at recession, multi-million dollar bailouts, and fluctuating gas prices, Sarah Palin (Rep. Vice Presidential Candidate) is spending $150,000 on clothes, makeup, and accessories. This may not be newsworthy to some, however, I find it interesting that Sarah Palin claims to be your average "hockey mom" from small town USA, yet she is receiving a wardrobe that can possibly cloth everyone on my block with that type of money!!! That's a "maverick" and a "reformer" for you.
Palin's luxury shopping sprees is no different than the Wall Street executives that treated themselves to a spa resort after taxpayers were forced to bailout their firms. Here is what the Politico.com uncovered about Palin's RNC expense account:
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. [...]
Talk about lipstick on a pig!!! That would be one expensive shade of lipstick!!!
Is it hypocritical that the "average hockey mom" candidate and her entire family got free fancy clothes from places like Saks Fifth Avenue and Barney's? What would you do with $150,000 dollars?
I don't think many average American Joe the Plumber families are sitting around the dinner table wondering how they're gonna pay the mortgage or rent wearing free designer duds, do you?