Sarah Palin Shopping Spree Even Larger Than We Thought

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The election might be over, but the bills still have to be paid. Remember that $150,000 shopping spree for Sarah Palin that was being pinned on overzealous aides? According to Newsweek, the Palin clan may have spent more—and held more responsibility—than was originally let on. Here are some of their juicier accusations.

  • Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her family—clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.”
  • “Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards.”
  • “One aide estimated that she spent ‘tens of thousands’ more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband. Some articles of clothing have apparently been lost.”

They also suggest that John McCain was kept from the truth, out of fears that it might enrage him. According to a Palin spokesperson, “nasty and false accusations following a defeat say more about the person who made them than they do about Governor Palin.” If they’re true, though—it would go a long way to explaining why the campaign wouldn’t let her speak last night. “Get thee to an igloo!”

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