Palin goes on $75K Minneapolis shopping spree


Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Norm Coleman seem to have something in common: a love for Neiman Marcus. At least Palin is clear on how she can afford a $75,000 shopping spree in Minneapolis. If this turns into another suitgate, we'll be in blogging heaven.

Politico has a report on Palin's outfit shopping shortly after Sen. John McCain picked her as his running mate.

The Republican National Committee has spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August.

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.

The RNC also spent $4,716.49 on hair and makeup through September after reporting no such costs in August.


We know it's silly to talk about suits when there are much bigger issues facing our country. We are just proud that Republicans were willing to drop that kind of cash in our city. Thanks, Repubs!

UPDATE: Read more about Palin's personal shopper, Jeff Larson, in our latest post.