It’s been awhile since we last thought about Sarah Palin.
Okay, it’s been a couple of weeks since she appeared on TV in an interview at the Turkey place. In case you forgot about the interview, I’ve embedded it.
Things to note: The guy in the background with the turkey and the scarf Sarah is wearing.
If you are interested in purchasing this scarf, say at Neiman Marcus, this is what it would look like:
Personally, I hit the Old Navy Sale in February to purchase my scarves for $1. Call me Cheap. I don’t care.
What is new with Sarah?
There are some media reports that she has snubbed Oprah. Probably not a good idea since Oprah has the power and connections to make or break people and cool favorite items to purchase.
Oprah told “Extra” ;
“I said I would be happy to talk to Sarah Palin when the election was over… I went and tried to talk to Sarah Palin and instead she talked to Greta [Van Susteren]. She talked to Matt [Lauer]. She talked to Larry [King]. But she didn’t talk to me. But maybe she’ll talk to me now that she has a [multi-million dollar] book deal.”
About that Book Deal: rumor has it that the former VP hopeful is penning a book and reportedly stands to gain $7 million for her story. So, can she keep the clothes?
And, more about the Clothes
The Republican National Committee’s total fashion bill for Sarah Palin’s nine-week stint on the GOP presidential ticket is in: $180,000. FYI- Median home value in the US is $190,000.
So, where did the extra $30,000 come from?
According to Politico and the RNC’s latest filings with the Federal Elections Commission, in the
the latest filing, which includes the final 3 weeks of the presidential race, the committee directed close to $55,000 to Palin’s fashion stylist, New York-based Lisa Kline.
The RNC also spent close to $24,000 in several high end stores, including Ann Taylor, Bloomingdales, Brooks Brothers, Neiman’s, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Saks, Target, and Victoria’s Secret.
The RNC has said all the clothes purchased will be donated to charity. Ummm, when? Before or after Bristol gets married?
Meanwhile, the McCain campaign paid a total of $110,000 on Palin’s traveling hair and makeup stylists, according to the New York Times and the McCain campaign’s latest FEC filing. 3 stylists for Palin earned $165,000 in nine weeks.
Makeup artist Amy Strozzi was paid $60,385 between Sept. 1 and Nov. 24, and hairstylist Angela Lew received $34,830, Federal Election Commission records show.
Separately, the Republican National Committee, which spent more than $150,000 to clothe Palin and her family in September, spent another $18,000 in the final weeks of the campaign at Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and other department stores.
FEC reports show the party spent $4,542 at Saks Fifth Avenue, $2,953 at Neiman Marcus and $2,510 at Macy’s after Oct. 15. The FEC reports don’t explain the expenditures other than to note they were done in coordination with McCain’s campaign. Other expenditures included $952 at Brooks Brothers; $649 at three day spas and $152 at Toys R Us.
So, apparently not every got the memo concerning the consensus that YES, we are in a recession, Detroit’s big three are desperate for help to not go under, record numbers of homeowners are falling behind on mortgage payments and the U.S. economy is losing jobs at an alarming rate with companies big and small slashing their work force.