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.