Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Middle Class Families Aspiring to That McCain/Palin Down-Home Folksiness Should Set Aside $20,000 for Makeup


Republican vice presidential running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, sticks her tongue out as she jokes with the crowd at a rally at Green Memorial Stadium in Green, Ohio, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


There's that lack of tongue discipline again, surely the hallmark of the McCain/Palin campaign! But anyway, the delightful Mary Ann Akers at the Washington Post has joined Politico in poring over campaign receipts and discovered that in addition to Palin's elitistastic $140,000 new wardrobe and John McCain's $8,672.55 makeup expenses (Take that, John Edwards' hair!), there's also a staggering $13,200 being paid to pretty up Sarah's already perfectly presentable mug. For one month.

The most hilarious thing is that the stylist is billed for "communications consulting," but, you know, I'll accept that designation, considering that Palin does, after all, communicate mainly through metaphors involving cosmetics.

So anyway! Hockey moms! I know your "emulate Sarah" costs are skyrocketing, but we all have to make sacrifices during these uncertain times.

8 comments:

yellojkt said...

Does that 20k include the pig or just the lipstick?

karenzipdrive said...

Her high tech make-up technicians apparently were stumped when it came to addressing that giant throbbing zit on her cheek.
That thing should have its own name and voter registration card.

FranIAm said...

It is really amazing to watch this unfold.

For the "real America" that is, for the real "pro-America" parts of America.

They must be thrilled!

And wow, what a word verification...

silleigh

It sure is!

Matty Boy said...

And $8,000 was never better spent. Think of the children's nightmares if McCain went on TV makeup free.

And I would bet dollars to doughnuts (once a very lopsided wager, if you are old like me) that Cindy pays for her own makeup, and it fabulous! I mean, she didn't marry a gummint employee for his vast wealth, now did she?

Word verification: Mandy!

You came and you gave without taking, just like Cindy McCain. Oh, Mandy!

Anonymous said...

Did you see the cute picture of little Piper Palin dragging an oversized Loius Vuitton bag across the Alaska tarmac?
...from Mr Bad Trash...

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Ha ha! Yay!

karenzipdrive said...

See it? I blogged it!


heh heh verification word:
confed

Anonymous said...

I admit it is using up money that could be better spent. However that photo is turning me on, i'm not gonna lie...